Profile – Kippy Todd

Profile – Kippy Todd

Assistant Director, Alumni and Advancement
College of Veterinary Medicine, UT Institute of Agriculture

My position includes…

Communicating and responding to our nearly 2,800 veterinarian alumni. We want to keep our vets engaged for a lifetime and grow their affinity for their veterinary education and relationships at the University of Tennessee.

To understand what I do, you must understand …

The importance of building and maintaining relationships. Veterinarians are life-long learners and problem-solvers. They are compassionate and collaborative in seeking the best solutions and care for our pets.

I advance the mission of the university by…

Keeping our alumni informed and giving them opportunities to be engaged. We hope that they seek to invest in the college with their resources and advocate for the services, students, and needs of the college during their career.

When I grew up I wanted to be…

A veterinarian, of course!

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

The ability to know and anonymously meet needs in the lives of people who do not have the resources to do so easily.

I start my day by…

Making sure my parents are all set for the day before I’m off to work.

My bucket list includes…

Seeing a game at all 30 Major League Baseball parks in a single season.

My theme song is…

“Beautiful” by Carole King

I learned the meaning of giving from…

My parents. They served as treasurers of our church and Sunday School groups for decades. They always reminded me that we are owners of nothing—only stewards of what we are given.

Few know that I…

Have a love for live entertainment. Concerts, plays, and music—attending over 200 shows ranging from classical to punk.