Cathrynn “Rynn” Dupes, advancement assistant in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee College of Law, was recently elected president of the League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County.
A Knoxville native, Dupes has been involved with the League of Women Voters since 2010, when she first joined the organization as editor of the monthly newsletter, The Knox Voter.
Dupes went on to serve as interim first vice president and later second vice president until May 2014. During her time on the executive board, Dupes also served as co-chair and chair of the Citizens Academy, a program designed to “bring Knox County citizens who want to improve and make change in their community together with experienced leaders from within and outside of government.”
Dupes earned her master’s degree in communication with a concentration in public relations from the UT College of Communication & Information in December 2014. In addition to her full-time position at UT Law, Dupes also serves on the board of the Knox County Foster Care Review Board and the East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Council.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.