Pat Benson

Profile – Pat Benson

Telefund Coordinator
Chattanooga

My position includes . . .

Managing the UTC Student Call Center. I recruit/hire/train 30+ students a semester, who make approximately 150,000 call attempts to alumni and friends of the university a semester.

When I grew up I wanted to . . .

Play in the NBA. I didn’t achieve that goal, but I settle for wearing basketball shoes to work every day.

If I was gifted with a secret power it would be . . .

To fly. I don’t like traffic or crowds.

My job is . . .

Very enjoyable thanks to my wonderful coworkers.

To understand what I do, you must understand . . .

Working fast, but not rushing.

I advance the mission of the university by . . .

Increasing the alumni giving rates. Not only do we raise funds to help support the University’s many needs, we aim to reconnect and reengage with alumni.

My life mantra is . . .

“No drama.”

My theme song is . . .

‘Stronger’ by Kanye West.

I learned the meaning of giving from . . .

My father, Pat Sr. He is the most generous man I know.

Few know that I . . .

Was born with 2 webbed toes.