A Strategic Enrollment Management Collaboration

November 1 & 2, 2021

Nelson Andrews Leadership Center
3088 Smith Springs Rd. Antioch, TN 37013



Campus leaders from across the UT System will meet to discuss current challenges of enrollment management–including both the recruitment and retention of students–as our campuses navigate the impact of the pandemic.


Nov. 1

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. CDT

Check in: 12:30 p.m. CDT

Keynote: 1:15 p.m. CDT

Reception: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CDT Hermitage Room at the Hilton Nashville Airport

Nov. 2

8:00 a.m. – noon CDT

Keynote: 8:30 a.m. CDT

View the full schedule and program



Register for the conference. There is a $15 fee to attend this year’s event. Please provide your preferred cost center at registration. Cost centers will be billed following the event.



UT System Division of AA&SS has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Nashville Airport for the evening of Nov. 1. Use this link to book a hotel room. The group name for the retreat is UT JOINT CAO-CSAO. The conference rate for the event is $139.


Directions and Parking

The Nelson Andrews Leadership Center is located at the Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center. GPS and online maps work best with this address: 3088 Smith Springs Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37013
Map and Parking Instructions (PDF)


COVID-19 Information
To be in accordance with the CDC and the University of Tennessee’s policies and current mask mandates, masks will be required during the entirety of the AA&SS Summit 2021. UT System AA&SS is working with the Nelson Andrews Leadership Lodge to ensure that summit attendees can social distance, if that is their preference, while still engaging in event discussions and presentations.

Masks will be required at all times, with the exception of eating and outdoor activities. Recognizing that some individuals may not feel comfortable meeting for a face-to-face event, keynote presentations will be live streamed via Zoom and recordings of certain discussions will be accessible following the event.



UT System Division of AA&SS will provide appetizers at a reception on the evening of Nov. 1. Breakfast and a boxed lunch will be served on Nov. 2. Snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the event.

Summit participants are invited to attend a reception in the Hermitage Room at the Hilton Nashville Airport on Monday, Nov. 1 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Restaurant Guide

Hotel Address:
Hilton Nashville Airport
2200 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214


Area Restaurants:

  • La Parilla: Fresh Mexican Bar & Grill
    2615 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
  • Bar-B-Cutie
    501 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
  • Darfons Restaurant and Lounge
    2810 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
  • Fox’s Pizza Den
    2828 Elm Hill Pike #108, Nashville, TN 37214
  • Mirko Pasta
    2264 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
  • Nashville Tap House
    600 Marriott Dr, Nashville, TN 37214


Watch via Zoom

Those who are not able to attend the event in person may watch the Summit keynote presentations on Zoom.

Day 1 Keynote Presentation: Tom Green
1:15-2:15 p.m. CDT (Zoom room opens at 1:00 p.m. CDT)
Emerging from the Pandemic: The Road Ahead for University Enrollment
Use this link to register in advance for this presentation: tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErfuysrTkjE9HojwWrINPxhMfDz3ZEjvC3

Day 2 Keynote Presentation: Bernard Savarese
8:30-9:30 a.m. CDT (Zoom room opens at 8:15 a.m. CDT)
Student Success and Strategic Enrollment Management: Beginning with the End in Mind
Use this link to register in advance for this presentation: tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvd-mrpzMuHtT9nDYFe-4VpW4IMO9VQxtz


Contact Us

Questions or comments about the event program can be directed to Leigh Cherry, coordinator for student success initiatives, at lcherry4@tennessee.edu.

Questions about the venue, hotel accommodations, or dietary restrictions can be directed to Doree Brown (doree@tennessee.edu) or Kara Greaves (kgreave2@tennessee.edu).