Kelly Ellenburg

Director of Service-Learning
Office of the Provost
205 1817 Melrose Avenue


Kelly Ellenburg serves as the Director of the University’s Service-Learning Office. Her position involves overseeing a wide range of institutional efforts related to service-learning and serving as a gateway for community involvement with UT courses. In addition to managing the Smart Communities Initiative, Kelly also chairs the UT Service-Learning Steering Committee, which is working to build the profile and capacity of service-learning across campus through initiatives such as the “S” course designation and faculty spotlighting efforts. She has worked in various leadership and coordination capacities across campus, including advisor to the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center’s (Tenn TLC) Student Forum on Learning, coordinator of the UT Learning Consortium, and academic support coach for the UT LEAD scholarship program. Kelly has designed a number of faculty workshops and training resources on service-learning through her work with the Tenn TLC, and served on the 2010 Community Engagement Task Force, commissioned by the Office of the Provost. Kelly serves on the Boards of Directors for the National Network of Sustainable City Year Programs and East Tennessee Quality Growth. She holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is a wife and mother of two girls, ages eleven and five.