The chancellor provides the vision and leadership for the state’s flagship land-grant university. She is responsible for all the activities on campus, including operations, academic programs, student life, athletics, and development. She reports to the president of the UT System.
A message from the chancellor
For 225 years, the University of Tennessee has been committed to serving the people of Tennessee. Today, we continue to deliver on that promise with world-class education, life-changing research, and economic benefits for the state.
I believe education is for everyone. A college degree means a better job, more opportunities, and the chance to create meaningful change for yourself, your family, and your community. As the state’s flagship institution, we are solving our state’s biggest challenges and shaping its next generation of great thinkers and leaders.
The legacy of Volunteers is the willingness to stand up and say “I’ll go.” Volunteers lead with courage and pride.
I am glad to be here on Rocky Top. We have the opportunity to take the University of Tennessee to the next level, and I know that together we can achieve big things.
- How we build meaningful relationships - In the three months I’ve been holding these office hours, most people who stop by have identified a problem they’d like help solving, have an organization or program they want to tell me about, or just want to connect.
- Tyvi Small Named Permanent Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement - I am pleased to announce that Tyvi Small, who has been serving as interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement since December, will take on the role permanently.
- Welcome Week 2019 - Chancellor Plowman and Vice Chancellor Vince Carilli welcome our newest Volunteers during Welcome Week.