Improving faculty and staff pay and rewarding quality performance are critical to our goal of becoming a top public research university, so I’m pleased that this is the fifth year we’ve been able to provide funding for salary increases.
Spring commencement is the busiest and most exciting time at Rocky Top. I enjoy slowing down just long enough to hear from our graduating students about their next steps.
Earlier this month we opened the first phase of the Student Union. Soon-to-be Volunteers and their families quickly filled the building—eating, shopping, and gathering during new student orientation.