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Blake Weiss, M.S.

Program Director, Basic Needs


Blake Weiss serves as the Program Director for Basic Needs with the Office of the Dean of Students. In this role, Blake provides strategy and direction for the Student Emergency Fund, Big Orange Pantry, Smokey's Closet, and other basic needs services.

Favorite spot on campus and favorite UT tradition

Neyland Stadium with 100,000+ fans and tailgating with the Vol Navy on game days!

Top 5 CliftonStrengths

Strategic | Includer | Analytical | Learner | Arranger


Exploring new restaurants in Knoxville, testing out new recipes in the kitchen or on the grill, and hanging out with my cat, Luna.

Ask me about.. 

Basic needs resources for our UT community (faculty, staff, and students)


B.A. in Psychology, University of Mississippi

M.S. in Higher Education, Florida State University

(in progress) Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, University of Tennessee

Contact Information

  • 821 Volunteer Blvd, Greve Hall
  • Phone: 865-974-3179
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