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Laura Stansell

Interim Director of One Stop Student Services

Laura is the interim Director of One Stop Student Services. In this role, she leads the university’s frontlines for enrollment services. One Stop streamlines the most common enrollment services with a goal to make the student experience with enrollment, academic records, financial aid, and payments as smooth, efficient, and friendly as possible. She also leads and supervises the Center for Financial Wellness, which educates current and future Vols regarding money management and college affordability, and the Enrollment Outreach Team, which provides proactive support to students throughout the enrollment lifecycle for a variety of needs and opportunities. In addition to the leadership provided to One Stop, she oversees the UT Visitors Center, directly responsible for helping create exceptional prospective student experiences through both campus tours and recruitment events.

Laura’s professional background includes over fifteen years of work in higher education related to student life, admissions, and customer service.  She holds a BS in Business Finance and Marketing, an MBA in Business Finance, and an MEd in Higher Education, with a focus on character development.  She is pursuing her PhD in Higher Education Administration, where she is conducting research in out of state student enrollment.  She’s been certified by the Disney Institute in the Approach to Leadership Excellence.  She is also on the executive board for CIVSA, a national association of visitor services for colleges, where she serves as the Chair of the Council of Past Presidents.

“What inspires me about our work is being able to see the difference I can make every day.  Every action, however small they may seem, can have such a compounded effect on our students.  Being on the front lines with our students gives me all the motivation I need – being able to work alongside them and help them to achieve their dreams.  It’s the best job in the world to see the future unfold right in front of us.”

CliftonStrengths: Achiever, Strategic, Significance, Deliberative, Focus