Special Assistant to the Vice Provost and Chief Strategist
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Krystyne Savarese serves as the special assistant to the vice provost and chief strategist in the Division of Student Success. In this role, she leads the work of the Volunteer Experience to create a campus rooted in well-being where every student thrives. Krystyne has served in a variety of roles in her 20 years in higher education. She started her career at Ohio State University in residence life, eventually serving in a role coordinating annual reporting, strategic planning, and accreditation for the Division of Student Life. Later, she moved to the Office of Legal Affairs where she managed the university's policy portfolio. She also had the honor of serving as chair of the University Staff Advisory Committee. Most recently Krystyne served as the senior director of residence life at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, one of the largest residential programs in the country. Originally from Southern California, Krystyne has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University where her dissertation research focused on the organizational socialization experiences of new mid-level managers in student affairs.