Over the course of his more than two-decade career at UTC, Dr. Yancy Freeman has helped thousands of students reach their dream of a college education. He has steadily advanced at the university, taking on increased responsibilities in admissions, recruitment, advising, student affairs and student success.
Freeman currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. Through his efforts, Academic Affairs improved operations for records and registration, financial aid, admissions and student orientation and advising. He has guided the creation of a data-driven advisement process that has increased student retention and success.
Under his leadership, UTC has secured increased grant money for expanded efforts to help high-risk academic and developmental students succeed. Freeman has been an integral part in doubling university enrollment numbers for new students, increasing the freshman ethnic minority class to 25 percent of the student body and decreasing the time it takes to process admissions applications by 25 percent.
He is a proud three-time graduate of UTC with a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s in public administration and a doctorate in learning and leadership. His dissertation was titled The relationship between traditional student success variables with retention of the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship Program.
Freeman, a Chattanooga native, has served as a member of many organizations, including the boards of YMCA Youth Leadership Chattanooga, Girls Preparatory School and Chattanooga Christian School.