Kris Ann Hawkins begins her second season on head coach Derek Dooley's football staff as Director of On Campus Recruiting.
The Morristown native initiates the plans for all on-campus activities for both official and unofficial visits, and oversees the daily operations of the recruiting office.
After graduating with an English degree from UT in 2001, Hawkins began her career for her alma mater as a teacher and recruiter in the university's Upward Bound programs. In 2003, she accepted the position of Assistant Director of Admissions at Middle Tennessee State University, coordinating the tour program, planning major campus recruiting events, serving as the liaison for the online degree program and recruiting for all of East Tennessee.
In 2005 Hawkins had the opportunity to join UT's Admissions office and continue her work with campus tours, event planning, and student recruiting.
Kris Ann has a daughter, Reagan and a son, Haynes.