Phillips Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni and Annual Giving

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Keith Carver, PhD, interim vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs at UTHSC, announced that Kris Phillips has been named associate vice chancellor for Alumni and Annual Giving.

Keith Carver, PhD, interim vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), announced that Kris Phillips has been named associate vice chancellor for Alumni and Annual Giving. Phillips’ appointment becomes effective on August 9.

“We are excited to have someone of Kris’s ability to lead our alumni efforts at UT Health Science Center,” Dr. Carver said. “Kris is a nationally recognized expert in alumni relations, and we are eager to have him join our advancement team.”

A UT system veteran, Phillips served for 10 years as director of Alumni Programs for the UT Alumni Association based in Knoxville. His primary responsibilities included managing all affinity marketing programs for UTAA including the Affinity Card Program, Tennessee Travelers (international tours), Traveling Vols (athletic tours), alumni directory (print/CD Rom and online), and the alumni discount insurance program. Phillips also managed sponsorships for the UTAA, and the Big Orange Tailgate Tour, a pre-game tailgate program for football and men’s and women’s basketball. From 2008 to 2009, he served a dual role with the UTAA and as interim assistant vice chancellor for Alumni Affairs at UTHSC.

A 1991 graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., Phillips served his alma mater in various positions in the admissions and alumni/development offices including director of Alumni and Annual Giving prior to joining the UT staff. He is an active member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, serving on the group’s District III (Southeast) board of directors. Phillips and his wife Tammy have been married for 17 years and have two teenage sons.