As my leadership team and I assess where we are as a university in relation to the Vol Vision 2020 strategic goals, we recognize the need to communicate where we stand on Priority 6—Diversity and Inclusion.
It is a time to honor the academic and service achievements that represent the best of our university.
An internal search to fill the new campus ombudsperson position is in progress. I want to encourage tenured faculty members to apply, with the goal of having this important position filled this spring.
I am honored to announce that UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing Suresh Babu has been chosen as the next director of the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education effective January 3.
I’m pleased to announce that I have appointed Tyvi Small UT’s interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement, effective January 2, 2019. The vice chancellor for diversity and engagement will lead efforts to coordinate existing student success programs and diversity initiatives across the university.
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