Patrick Powell

Patrick Powell

Chief Development Officer, Atlanta Region
Knoxville

The father of three girls, Patrick has skydived twice and practiced Taekwondo for eight years. These days, the University of Akron and UT alumnus gets his adrenaline going by creating on social media. With his wife, Tiffany, Patrick showcases his family on Powell Family TV via Facebook (“Follow me and my family”).

When I grew up I wanted to be . . .

an entertainer.

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

having the ability to read minds.

My job is . . .

UT Knoxville Chief Development Officer, Atlanta Region.

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

come spend a couple of days with me on the road.

I advance the mission of the university by . . .

connecting alumni and friends back to the university in the most meaningful ways.

My life mantra is . . .

“Stay in the moment.”

My theme song is . . .

“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey.

I learned the meaning of giving from . . .

our generous UT alumni and friends.

Few know that I . . .

have been skydiving twice and studied Taekwondo for eight years.