Toni Holford

Profile – Toni Holford

Senior Alumni Assistant
Alumni Affairs, UTK

My position includes . . .

Providing administrative support to a variety of key UT Knoxville alumni programs, including Young Alumni, Chancellor’s Associates, Athletics-related events, and all activities coordinated by the Center for Student Alumni Programs.

When I grew up I wanted to be . . .

A pilot, a teacher, a psychologist…I think I knew at an early age that my future was in God’s hands. I just knew I wanted to travel and help people. I let Him decide what that would look like.

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

The ability to fly. I’d love to be able to travel anywhere I wanted at a moment’s notice and not have to stand in line at the airport (or pay for airline tickets).

My job is . . .

To assist those who are on the front-lines working with our university’s incredible alumni and students.

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

The importance of keeping alumni engaged and helping students understand the importance of giving back to the university.

I advance the mission of the university by . . .

Helping to educate alumni and students on the importance of giving back to their alma mater through targeted programming and by promoting servant leadership.

My life mantra is . . .

I am becoming the best version of myself. I am growing smarter, wiser, and more enlightened. Steadily, I excel in everything I do. I am evolving. –Dr. Carmen Harra

My theme song is . . .

“Respect” by Aretha Franklin.

I learned the meaning of giving from . . .

My mom. She is the most selfless person I’ve ever met. Watching her give to others so freely has always challenged me to be a more generous person.

Few know that I . . .

Hate being the center of attention but love participating in productions.