Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs; President and CEO of the UT Foundation, Inc.
Kerry Witcher was confirmed by the UT Board of Trustees in March 2019 as vice president for development and alumni affairs and as president of the UT Foundation, the University’s interdependent, not-for-profit fundraising organization. He previously assumed dual interim roles since February 2018. He is responsible for providing leadership, planning, coordination and management of development and alumni affairs programs for the entire multi-campus University system.
Witcher, a UT Knoxville alumnus, came to UT after a career in sales and marketing for a pharmaceutical company. He joined his alma mater as director of alumni programs in 1987. Prior to his current role, Witcher was a member of the executive team and chief operations officer for the UT Alumni Association, the 445,000-member organization serving alumni from all UT campuses.
From 1987 to 1992, Witcher was assistant vice president for annual giving at UT. He also served as interim executive director of the UT Alumni Association from September 2006 to May 2007.
A native of Lafayette, Tennessee, Witcher and his wife, Karen, live in Knoxville and have three children.