Director of the Center for Student Alumni Programs
A twice graduate of UT Knoxville, Gina grew up in Watertown, Tenn., as the middle child. The self-proclaimed TV enthusiast and recent spin class addict loves to travel and attend sporting events when not in the company of her goldendoodle (Wrigley).
When I grew up I wanted to be . . .
a teacher, morning talk show host, or sideline reporter.
If I was gifted with a secret power it would be . . .
to rid the world of social media. Let’s get back to the basics of communicating with one another face to face and keeping up with friends the old fashion way.
My job is . . .
to help create the next generation of alumni leaders. From educational programming to alumni engagement and career development events, I strive to connect our students to alumni in meaningful and impactful ways.
To understand what I do, you must understand . . .
great alumni are not born, they are made.
I advance the mission of the university by . . .
helping to create a culture of volunteerism and philanthropy among our students as well as helping to educate students about the impact of alumni support.
My life mantra is . . .
“Work hard and be nice to people.”
My theme song is . . .
“Get Rhythm” by Johnny Cash.
I learned the meaning of giving from . . .
My parents. They are both educators and I’ve seen them give back so much of their time in service to our community. I hope to have that same impact someday.