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UT alumnus Lee Patouillet has been named the new associate vice chancellor and chief alumni officer for the Knoxville campus.

Patouillet has more than thirty years of experience in the alumni profession. Most recently, he led Patouillet Consulting, LLC, an alumni and development consulting firm based Atlanta, Georgia. Before taking the company full time in December 2011, he served as the associate vice president of alumni affairs and executive director of the University of Florida Alumni Association, associate vice chancellor and executive director at the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association, and executive director of the University of South Florida Alumni Association.

He will begin serving in his new role July 1.

“Lee has a tremendous reputation in the industry and a clear understanding of our journey to become a Top 25 institution,” said Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “During his career, he has led alumni programs at two Top 25 public research universities, and understands how to engage alumni to help us meet that goal.”

Patouillet has a bachelor’s in American studies from the University of South Florida, a master’s in education from UT, and a doctorate in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh. The alumni organizations led by Patouillet have received more than 10 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) circle of excellence awards.

“We are ecstatic to bring someone with Lee’s background to our team. Not only is he an industry leader in alumni relations, but as a UT alum, he has a passion for our great institution and understands what makes UT special,” said Scott Rabenold, vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs for the Knoxville campus.

“As an advancement professional and a proud alumnus, I am honored and excited to be joining the team committed to UT’s goal of becoming a Top 25 public research university, and I look forward to developing a great partnership with the UT Alumni Association,” Patouillet said.

UT Knoxville, has more than 220,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit the Alumni Association’s website.

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