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.
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 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.
You may have seen an email earlier this afternoon from University of Tennessee System President Joe DiPietro regarding the state’s Facilities Management Initiative. The State of Tennessee’s Central Procurement Office released documents identifying the vendor(s) selected to identify potential cost savings for facilities management.
The national search for the next Vice Chancellor for Communications for our campus is now underway. UT Human Resources has started recruiting for the position with the intent of bringing candidates to campus in the coming weeks.