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Jeff Gerkin

Assistant Dean & Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Jeff Gerkin currently serves as the Assistant Dean & Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships.  In this role, he coordinates the federal, state, and institutional financial aid vision and goals across the university to create financial opportunities and access for students.  He has dedicated his professional career to helping students achieve their higher educational goals and career aspirations.

Gerkin’s professional experience in higher education spans over 3 decades, including both private and public institutions.  After joining UT in 1992, he was named Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships in 1999.  He earned an M.S. Degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a B.S. Degree from Johnson University.

“I chose to work at UT for the opportunity to work at a major university.  I chose to stay at UT because it is a family.”

CliftonStrengths: Deliberative, Relator, Responsibility, Analytical, Discipline