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Cuevas Named Vice Chancellor for Student Life

Dear Vols,

I’m pleased to announce that Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Life Frank Cuevas has agreed to take on the role permanently. A first-generation college student himself, Dr. Cuevas is a thoughtful, collaborative, and compassionate leader. He is a strong advocate for students and is passionate about helping you succeed during your time here.

Since he stepped into the interim role in January, I’ve seen firsthand Dr. Cuevas’s commitment to putting students at the forefront of decision-making—especially as we’ve all navigated unprecedented challenges in recent months. Because of this strength, Dr. Cuevas stood out among a national pool of talented candidates.

Dr. Cuevas has been at UT for 10 years, serving in various roles in the Division of Student Life, most recently as associate vice chancellor. He earned his degrees, including a doctorate in higher education administration, from Florida State University, where he first started his career in student life as a residence hall director.

The vice chancellor for student life is a member of my senior leadership team and oversees all aspects of our student experience outside the classroom, including health and wellness, leadership programs, student conduct, the Dean of Students Office, and other services and programs.

He is committed to supporting you and the Student Life team, and he will be reaching out to make connections and enhance relationships with students across campus as he continues permanently in this role. I am excited for you to get to know him better.

I hope you will join me in congratulating Dr. Cuevas on his new role.

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