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Search for the Next Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs Underway

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.

The vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs is the university’s chief development and alumni officer for the Knoxville campus. View the position description. Chip Bryant has been serving as interim vice chancellor since August 2016 and will continue to serve until the position is filled.

Wayne Davis, dean of the Tickle College of Engineering, and Sharon Pryse, a UT trustee and UT Foundation board member, are co-chairing the search. The committee members are Dorothy Bryson, executive director of development in the Tickle College of Engineering; Chris Cimino, senior vice chancellor for finance and administration; Greg Hulen, associate athletics director for development; Victoria Niederhauser, dean of the College of Nursing; Bonnie Ownley, Faculty Senate president and professor and graduate director for the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology; Jeffrey Pappas, director of the School of Music; Lee Patouillet, associate vice chancellor of alumni affairs; Andrew Sheehy, executive director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences; and Lisa Taylor, chief financial officer for the UT Foundation.

To apply, visit the Aspen Leadership Group website. Nominations and expressions of interest may be sent to Angelique Grant at or Greg Duyck at