Your excitement and enthusiasm are contagious, and I am thrilled to see campus getting busier by the day. I hope you are as excited as I am to kick off the 2017–18 academic year.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Nobles as interim vice chancellor for research and engagement. Robert has served as the associate vice chancellor for research since 2013. He will begin the interim role September 1 as Vice Chancellor Taylor Eighmy leaves to become president of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
When I came to the University of Tennessee in February, I promised the campus community that we would make Title IX a top priority. We are determined to make UT Knoxville a leader for all UT campuses and a model of best practices nationally.
I am pleased to share that Chip Bryant has been named vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs.
I will be appointing and announcing task forces to provide an independent review and analysis on two important campus policies.
I was invited to participate in a panel assembled by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 20, to discuss free speech and student activism on college campuses.
I am pleased to announce that Ryan Robinson will be the university’s next vice chancellor for communications.
Please join us for a special memorial service to remember the students, faculty, and staff we have lost in the last year.
Last night I had the pleasure of hosting my first Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. This annual tradition celebrates the hard work and accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff.
The national search for the next vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs is under way. The Aspen Leadership Group, a search firm, is recruiting for the position with the intent of bringing candidates to campus in June.