College of Law

Meet the Staff

Stephen J. Evans

Senior Director of Development

Steve Evans joined the College of Law in 2015 as the senior director of development. He leads the college’s development and alumni affairs team and oversees all aspects of advancement for the college including fundraising, alumni relations and stewardship.

Evans is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He also received his MBA from the University of Tennessee, Martin.  Before coming to UT Law, Evans served as the chief development officer of the Carolina region for the UT Foundation since 2011, where he lead the university’s development efforts in North Carolina and South Carolina, a region of than 13,000 alumni, friends, and corporate partners.

Rynn Dupes

Coordinator of Stewardship and Alumni Affairs

Rynn Dupes joined the College of Law in 2006 and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs in 2011.  She has advanced in progressively responsibility within the department and currently serves as the Coordinator of Stewardship and Alumni Affairs. In this role, Rynn oversees the college’s regional alumni events, donor relations and stewardship programs.  She also provides support to the college’s board members and volunteers and oversees other advancement services functions within the law school.

Dupes is a two-time graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in communication and information. In addition to her work at the college, Dupes is actively involved in the community through the Knox County Foster Care Review Board and the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County.   Serving as president of the latter.