Valisa Griffin is a proud Nashville native and an alumna of East Tennessee State University, where she received her B.A. in Mass Communications. Her institutional advancement experience to date has been shaped by her roles at two liberal arts institutions – Tusculum College (Greeneville, TN) and Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA), respectively. Her development background is rooted in volunteer management, campaign management and leadership gift solicitation. As the Assistant Director of Development for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Valisa looks forward to forging relationships with the community and continuing to build on the tradition of excellence already established at UTC.