Assistant Dean, Director of Student Services
Sara E. Bradberry currently serves as the assistant dean and director of student services for the Graduate School. She works collaboratively with University of Tennessee faculty and staff to ensure quality and unquestionable standards in graduate education, to resolve academic and policy issues facing graduate students, and to provide services that contribute to graduate student retention and success.
For nearly 10 years, Bradberry has worked in different areas of higher education including recruitment, advising, athletics, and graduate studies. She comes to UT from Arkansas Tech University, where she previously served as the director of graduate support services in the Graduate College.
Originally from Arkansas, Bradberry received both her bachelor and master’s degrees from Arkansas State University. She is currently completing her doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and plans to graduate in May 2018. Her dissertation is tentatively titled “Analyzing the College Persistence and Graduation Rates of First-Time, Full-Time Recipients of the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Who Attended a Four-Year Arkansas Public Institution”.
When she has time away from the office or writing her dissertation, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and hanging out with her dogs.