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Dean’s Circle

As the flagship college and academic foundation of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the College of Arts and Sciences is the central driver of the university’s academic accomplishments and the largest contributor to all aspects of UT’s missions of instruction, research, and service to society.

Our alumni and friends provide the support essential for the college to broaden our margin of excellence and advance our national standing. Our donors fuel our momentum.

Join the journey and become part of the Dean’s Circle with a leadership investment of $1,000 or more annually to the College Fund and/or to a Department Enrichment Fund.

Members of the Dean’s Circle join a group of generous friends and alumni that understand the importance of supporting the college’s most urgent needs. As thanks for their leadership in giving annually to the college, they receive the following benefits:

  • Dean’s Circle lapel pin, which displays the iconic Ayres Hall
  • Acknowledgment on the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Circle Honor Roll
  • Invitations to UT and College of Arts and Sciences campus and regional events and receptions
  • Access to a college liaison who can answer questions and provide important updates about UT and the College of Arts and Sciences

For more information, contact Lori Eldridge, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, at or 865-974-8702