The Notable UT Woman Award recognizes a female faculty or staff member, student, or alumna whose accomplishments bring great distinction to the university.
Associate Dean and University Registrar Monique Anderson has spent her 42-year career giving back to the students, faculty, and staff of the university she calls home. Anderson’s staff know her as a friend, mentor, and tireless advocate. She has encouraged countless members of her staff to continue their own education, whether it’s attending a conference or pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Anderson has been a particular example to the women around her. She has encouraged the women of UT—students, faculty, and staff—to aim high, to speak up for themselves and others, and to grow into their best selves. She has been a sought-after speaker on topics such as assertiveness, conflict management, and nontraditional careers for women, presenting at the Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Women, the Oak Ridge YMCA Women’s Conference, and Knoxville Girl Scouts. Anderson has worked with local and national organizations such as the Knoxville Women’s Center and Junior League of Knoxville, mentoring women in the community and showing them that glass ceilings can—and should—be broken.