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2013 Annual Report
The Volunteer spirit is driving our journey to become a Top 25 public research university. We set goals and tied those goals to our progress on the journey. I invite you to read about our progress and share in the energy of our campus.
2014-04-02 08:00

Spring Thank-You Lunch
Knoxville campus employees are invited to join me for a spring thank-you lunch on Tuesday, April 29.
2014-04-01 09:00

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Heeding the Challenge

“We never said it was going to be easy. But we did say that we would pursue our goal with abandon.” —Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek

It has been three years since UT was challenged to become a Top 25 public research university. While the journey has already brought about great change, we must address significant challenges ahead to reach our goal.

» Learn more about our journey to the Top 25 and watch Chancellor Cheek deliver a report on our progress.


University Spotlights

bar chart'Chancellor's Challenge' Seeks to Boost Endowments
If we want to be a Top 25 public research university, we have to recruit and retain the very best faculty. In these lean economic times, we can't do that on our own. We need the help of individuals, companies, and organizations who are willing to invest in our efforts to educate students.

bridge logo detailUT-Pellissippi Sign Agreement Enhancing Volunteer Bridge Program
A bridge program that allows students to have dual enrollment and seamless transfer between Pellissippi State Community College and UT will open its doors to more students and become more affordable, thanks to changes being implemented for the coming year.

white house logo detail Chancellor Cheek Attends White House Summit
Dr. Cheek joined other college and university leaders, as well as leaders from nonprofits, foundations, state governments, and businesses at a White House summit on college access and affordability in January 2014. During that visit UT announced three new programs aimed at recruiting academically qualified low-income students and helping ensure their success once they arrive: a coaching program for students who face barriers to their success at the university, a summer math camp for incoming freshmen, and expansion of transfer programs with community colleges.

lindsay lee photoMeet UT's Seventh Rhodes Scholar, Lindsay Lee
Lindsay Lee, a senior studying math and Spanish, has been named a Rhodes Scholar, the most prestigious international award a student can earn. She is one of thirty-two American students chosen from 857 endorsed by 327 colleges and universities, and is the seventh UT student to receive the honor in the Rhodes program's 111-year history.

Chancellor Jimmy Cheek

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek

2013 Chancellor's Report

Notes from the Chancellor


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