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La Tisa Bright

Administrative Specialist


La Tisa Bright grew up in the Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Shortly after graduating high school, La Tisa decided to relocate to Knoxville, TN. She began work at the University of Tennessee in 2001 on the Ag Campus. After a few years, she moved to the School of Art where she served as the graduate secretary. 

Working so closely with students gave La Tisa a passion for working with people. Soon after First-Year Studies opened its doors in 2011, La Tisa moved on over so she would work with as many students as possible. La Tisa currently runs the FYS House, manages the student assistants, oversees the FYS budget, manages all FYS staff and Student Success Administration staff calendars and external communications.

She is a proud mother of four beautiful children. When she's not at work helping others, she enjoys cooking and music. A self-proclaimed "cosmoholic", La Tisa loves fashion, cosmetics and finding the beauty around her. 

Favorite Quote: 
"Breathe. This too shall pass."


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Tennessee

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