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Staged advising photoshoot for Student Success in the Student Union Career Center (2nd floor)
A student talks with their advisor after an appointment.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Office of the Provost and Division of Student Success are teaming up to host the UT Thrive Summit on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The summit will offer members of the Volunteer community a chance to engage in thoughtful dialogue and activities related to student well-being and academic success in line with the university’s strategic vision and the Volunteer Experience initiative.

Participants will learn more about the vision behind the university’s strategic investment in student well-being, discover well-being practices to incorporate in and outside the classroom, learn from faculty who are incorporating well-being strategies in their classrooms, and engage with scholars and the campus community about the Volunteer Experience initiative.

Arthur C. Brooks
Arthur C. Brooks

This year’s keynote speaker is Arthur C. Brooks. Brooks is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. He writes the popular weekly column “How to Build a Life” for The Atlantic and has authored 13 books, including the 2022 No. 1 New York Times bestseller “From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life” and, with with co-author Oprah Winfrey, “Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier.”

The event is open to faculty, staff and students. Advance registration is required.


Maggie Palmer (865-974-3993,