The Coordinator for Student Life is a valued member of the Dean's office in the Herbert College of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We offer an inclusive and supportive environment where students and families come first. The College, consisting of nearly 1,500 undergraduate and 300 graduate students, is in growth mode. Multiple majors are offered in every one of the eight departments: Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication; Agricultural Resource Economics; Animal Sciences; Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science; Entomology and Plant Pathology; Food Science; Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries; and Plant Sciences. The College is known for its family atmosphere where faculty know their students and where Experiential Learning has long been the foundation of a student's educational program.
Nestled near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and among the top 50 places to live in the U.S., Knoxville provides a vibrant mixture of urban and rural life.
The Coordinator will design, cultivate, and implement initiatives that promote holistic student development with a view towards retention, graduation, and post-graduate success. The Coordinator will promote a better sense of belonging for all students by creating educational content, hosting events that promote student welfare and a sense of belonging, facilitate developmental opportunities, and engagement initiatives for at-risk and underrepresented students, manage and teach the College's Living Learning Community, oversee student clubs and organizations, and provide guidance for recruiting a diverse student body. The Coordinator will collaborate with personnel throughout the Deans' office, the Herbert College of Agriculture, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA), and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to help establish a campus culture that continuously promotes awareness, respect, and inclusion.
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.