The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences enhances lives through research, outreach and practice. Our students are the how a student learns to read, why disabilities don’t define people, how a child is given a voice, how educational leaders are forged, how healthy bodies are made, how women and children are empowered through sports, how cancer can be cured, and how families thrive. The stories of how and why our students and alumni are enhancing the lives of others are diverse and endless. With the generosity of our alumni and friends, we’ll continue to develop leaders in and out of the classroom and equip them with the skills and knowledge to have a positive impact in their community and around the globe.
Jeff Fairbrother, Interim Dean
Our Vision is to create a world that values knowledge, education, and health as key contributors to improved quality of life for all.
The College has specific funding priorities and an overall goal of $40,000,000. The Join the Journey campaign will be fueled by the university’s alumni and friends through their support, both as advocates and investors. We invite you to join us on our journey.
Case for Support
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is a very diverse and unique college on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Its reach is extensive and provides untold benefits not only through our degree offerings but also through research, economic development, and cultural advancements. By preparing innovative teachers, childhood specialists, public-health experts, nutritionists, and exercise scientists the College improves our economy, enriches the lives of individuals, and makes a significant impact locally, nationally, and internationally.
As part of our ambitious goals, the College has specific funding priorities:
Another strategic priority of the college is to promote excellence in outreach. This focus is not only local but also global in scale. Providing service through outreach, social and civic engagement, building new knowledge for positive change, and encouraging civic dialogue and economic development is also an important function of this priority.
Fulfilling this mission will be accomplished through enhancing and developing new programs and initiatives. Current programs making a positive impact and in need of private support are; The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, Community Schools Initiative, VolsTeach STEM Program, Center for Educational Leadership, KLASS Center, and the FUTURE Program.
Currently, the College has reached 111% of our overall goal, because of you, our alumni and friends, more than $44,658,191 has been raised.
Join the Journey!
We would like to thank our Campaign Steering Committee for their help in preparing for this journey: Gary & Becki Blauser, Laurel Buntin, Susan Dillard, Joe Johnson, Bill McKee, Nathan Rowell, Tom & Darla Skelton.