Chancellor’s Cabinet

Provost Susan Martin

Susan Martin

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
Professor of Classics
Office of the Provost
Contact: provost@utk.edu

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees all academic programs, admissions, enrollment, and records
  • Leads curricular and academic policy issues
  • Serves as liaison with graduate and undergraduate councils
  • Administers graduate programs and services



Vincent Carilli

Vincent Carilli

Vice Chancellor for Student Life
Division of Student Life
Contact: Sherry Matthews

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages and leads the out-of-classroom student experience
  • Manages student support services and resources including career services, student engagement and recreation, student health, counseling and wellness, disability services, and student conduct
  • Directs the efforts of the Office of the Dean of Students, University Center, Center for Leadership and Service, and New Student and Family Programs, among other departments



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Chris Cimino

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Division of Finance and Administration
Contact: Karen Valero

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages campus budget and finance
  • Oversees fiscal policy compliance
  • Responsible for sponsored projects accounting
  • Processes nonresearch contracts
  • Manages the campus master plan, capital construction, maintenance, and beautification projects
  • Directs campus operations and services including environmental health and safety, facilities services, information technology, police, parking and transit, motor pool, warehousing, bookstore, printing and mail, records management, ID cards, dining, and vending


Taylor Eighmy

Taylor Eighmy

Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
Office of Research and Engagement
Contact: Jerri Daoust

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implements the university’s national research agenda
  • Assists faculty with preparation, submission, and management of research proposals and contracts
  • Encourages new collaborations and partnerships
  • Tracks research funding and activity
  • Oversees research compliance
  • Fosters and supports joint initiatives with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other key partners
  • Provides funding for seed projects, travel, graduate student support, proposal matching, and new faculty startups



Rickey Hall

Rickey Hall

Vice Chancellor for Diversity
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity
Contact: Sarah Gonzalez

Primary Responsibilities

  • Promotes a campus environment that appreciates individual differences, values equal opportunity for all, and serves to eliminate barriers based on factors such as race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status
  • Establishes systems of accountability for diversity objectives
  • Recruits and retains diverse faculty and staff
  • Implements plans to increase enrollment and retention of diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students



Dave Hart

Dave Hart

Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics
University of Tennessee Athletics
Contact: Rita Wilson

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletics
  • Strives for comprehensive excellence and enhancement of the fan experience
  • Ensures compliance and strategic and efficient management
  • Focuses on the overall development of student athletes



Linda Hendricks

Linda Hendricks

Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Office of Human Resources
Contact: Sherry Sims

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees human resources policies and guidelines to ensure consistent implementation and application
  • Leads the development of employee acquisition, retention, promotion, and succession planning
  • Manages analysis and implementation of the workforce strategic plan, including workforce diversity
  • Implements performance management programs
  • Oversees organizational development, training, and professional development
  • Administers employee compensation and classification policies and programs
  • Directs employee relations, benefits, records management, and the HR Call Center
  • Manages human resources systems, metrics reporting, and trend monitoring



Margie Nichols

Margie Nichols

Vice Chancellor for Communications
Office of Communications and Marketing
Contact: Betsy Alpers

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees campus marketing and public relations efforts
  • Directs external and internal communications
  • Directs creative services and promotes brand and identity standards
  • Oversees WUOT (UT’s National Public Radio station)
  • Manages video and photography assets



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Scott Rabenold

Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs
Office of Alumni Affairs & Development
Contact: Carol Yates

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leads the team responsible for all campus fundraising and alumni programs
  • Oversees the development of fundraising strategy, goal setting, priorities, policies, and procedures for private giving and donor recognition
  • Coordinates the fundraising efforts in each college in conjunction with the dean
  • Leads additional fundraising teams working with the areas of regional assignments, corporate, and foundations
  • Oversees the strategy development and implementation of all alumni engagement efforts, annual giving, donor relations, and stewardship initiatives
  • Manages relationships with key volunteer groups, including the UT Knoxville Alumni Board of Directors, Chancellor’s Associates, Black Alumni Council, and Young Alumni Council
  • Serves as primary liaison with UT Foundation