(June 24, 2022) Knoxville College, one of the oldest and most storied Historically Black Colleges
and Universities (HBCU’s) is proud to announce a partnership with the University of Tennessee,
Knoxville PhD Higher Education program. This strategic partnership is designed to support
Knoxville College in regaining its accreditation and rightfully return to the position as one of the
premier institutions of higher learning in the state of Tennessee serving black youth.
Homecoming has been a rich tradition of our college for quite a long time. Homecoming 2022 is a time to come back in full force to support our beloved alma mater, now like never before Knoxville College needs you to “Come Home.”
When Leonard Adams came to Knoxville College from Detroit in 1988, the first things he noticed about the South were the hills, the heat and the bright red dirt under the historically Black campus in the Mechanicsville neighborhood.
Knoxville College Interim President Leonard Adams asked the East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC) to study affordable housing opportunities on the campus within the existing Faculty Residence Apartments.