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Kari Alldredge

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

Kari Alldredge serves as the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at the University of Tennessee providing leadership to the offices of Financial Aid & Scholarships, University Registrar, One Stop, Enrollment Communications, Undergraduate Admissions, Transfer Center, International Recruitment and Enrollment Research & Analysis. During her time at UT, the University has experienced record enrollment levels in size and quality and launched new initiatives focused on student success, transfer pathways and defining the UT experience.

Prior to her arrival at UT, Kari spent nearly seven years at Oklahoma State University starting in Enrollment Communications before fulfilling several roles in Undergraduate Admissions. During her tenure, she led the creation of a new holistic admission program focused on expanding the use of non-cognitive measures.

Kari is passionate about college access and the role of higher education in bettering our world. She has served on community and national boards on education and was selected in 2018 as one of Knoxville’s 40 Under 40. As a former college athlete, she began her career in minor league sports. Originally from Lewiston, Idaho, Kari graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Public Communication and later earned a Masters in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University.

“Our scholars inspire me every day! They are my “WHY” behind the work. In enrollment, we measure nearly everything we do but behind every metric, there is a Volunteer who’s life will be changed by the education they receive at this great university. I believe the college experience is transformational and that our work changes lives. And, the scholars we serve make our campus community vibrant and alive and it is rewarding to be a small part of their journey. I often tell me people I have the best job in the world – I get to come to college every day!”

CliftonStrengths: Futuristic, Strategic, Achiever, Ideation, Relator