Frank Cuevas

Vice Chancellor for Student Life

Dr. Frank Cuevas serves as Vice Chancellor for Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies.  He joined the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as Executive Director of University Housing and was later promoted to Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life/Executive Director of University Housing. In July 2017, Dr. Cuevas assumed the role of Associate Vice Chancellor. As AVC, he assisted with leadership, supervision and management for the Division of Student Life, directly overseeing University Housing, the Student Union, New Student & Family Programs, Strategic Planning & Assessment, the Center for Career Development, RecSports, and the Office of Communications and Marketing.  In May 2020, Dr. Cuevas was appointed to serve as the permanent Vice Chancellor for Student Life. Dr. Cuevas’ accomplishments include providing oversight for construction of the new student union ($184 million) and the west campus housing project ($236 million). He has extensive experience at large public research universities (The Ohio State University, Florida State University, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and looks forward to increasing his knowledge of higher education leadership and management through the Executive Leadership Institute.

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