Expansion of Marriage Benefits

I am pleased to tell you that the State of Tennessee’s Benefits Administration is now accepting and processing insurance applications from same-sex married couples. This change applies to all eligible UT faculty and staff and is the result of the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Salary Increase Plans Approved

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.

Student Union Opens First Phase

Student Union Dining

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.


Here’s a list of faculty, staff, and students who have made headlines for their accomplishments in recent months.