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About Family Engagement

The Office of Family Engagement works to connect, inform, and support families of UT students throughout your student’s academic career. We also provide services and information to parents and families through the Parents Association.

Office Mission

The mission of Family Engagement s to connect new students to the university community, inform students and parents of university resources, and create a system of support for families in order to impact student success from orientation through graduation.

Contact Us

Family Engagement
412 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-4546
Fax: 865-974-1373


Patrick Ladd, Director, Family Engagement
Celeste Waugh, Coordinator, Family Engagement
Casey Renegar, Graduate Assistant
Terri Williams, Accounting Specialist
Jenn Edwards, Administrative Specialist

Student Staff

Savannah Bailey
Grant Barrett
Collin Gatlin
Carson Hollingsworth
Elisabeth Logan
Abby Powell
Sophia Rubio


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