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Provost Leadership Transition

Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you of a change of leadership in the Office of the Provost. I have appointed John Zomchick to serve as provost and senior vice chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, effective immediately.

David Manderscheid has decided to return to the faculty in the math department and will work over the next several months to facilitate a smooth transition. I appreciate all his efforts on behalf of the university.

We have all hands on deck to prepare our campus for fall during unprecedented times. John’s experience and institutional knowledge position him well to lead our academic enterprise in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of our entire campus community while honoring the academic spirit animating our teaching, research, and service. I appreciate his willingness to serve.

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Donde Plowman
Chancellor