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Randy Atkins

Senior Director of Advancement


Randy is originally from Nashville, TN but calls Knoxville home.  After moving to east Tennessee in 1976, Randy was fortunate to attend one of the best public high schools in the entire state – Farragut High School.  Graduating in 1985, Randy sought admittance to only one institution of higher education which was the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  His love of science propelled him to a BA Degree in Biology which he then utilized in a laboratory setting making veterinary pharmaceuticals at a facility in Denver, CO.

Randy returned to east Tennessee after a few years and was fortunate to begin a fourteen year career with the Boy Scouts of America.  This position translated well into obtaining a position at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2008 as Assistant Development Director within the College of Arts and Sciences.  Randy then elected to accept the position of Director of Advancement for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences in 2011 and feels very fortunate to serve in one of the best college’s on campus.

Contact Information

  • 325 Claxton Complex, 1122 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-974-3968
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