Provide comprehensive career, personal, and leadership development programming to student-athletes. Oversee career development for Olympic sport teams.
Develop and implement leadership development programming for VOLeaders Academy participants
Coordinate on-going community engagement opportunities for student-athletes
Provide professional development programming to student-athletes including resume development, conducting mock interviews, and assist with internship and job placement
Oversee National and Conference Awards processes
Coordinate and implement financial education and diversity & inclusion programming for student-athletes
About University of Tennessee - Knoxville / Thornton Athletics Student Life Center
With 18 full-time staff members, the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center offers academic counseling services, career development program, student development program, comprehensive tutoring program, writing lab, math lab, computer lab, and accommodations for students with special needs.
What’s Our Mission?
We foster the pursuit of comprehensive excellence through the holistic development of each student-athlete. We cultivate champions for life by maintaining a culture of integrity, utilizing an innovative approach, and displaying leadership while honoring and fulfilling the volunteer spirit.
We are Thornton!
What’s Our Vision?
We will be constant in our pursuit of excellence through transformative programs and services that set the national standard. We will inspire greatness that transcends sport by empowering student-athletes to become self-directed learners and thinkers, developing ambassadors who embody the volunteer spirit, and preparing graduates for global success.