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Chancellor Davenport,

Warmest congratulations to you. The Volunteer family, especially we the students of the University of Tennessee, are excited and grateful to have your leadership. I was very glad to meet you on the tour of McClung Tower a few weeks ago. Your determination for the best and compassion toward our programs, faculty, and students shines through and promises a great future. Best wishes to you, and of course, go Vols!

Best,
Lexie Little
Junior
Journalism & Electronic Media
French & Francophone Studies

Alexia Little

October 14, 2017

Chancellor Davenport,

Congratulations from the entire Frieson Family!! It’s been so great getting to know you. We proudly welcome you to the “Big Orange” family and pledge our support as you guide us to becoming a top 25 University.

Best regards,

Don and Naiema Frieson

Donald Frieson

October 13, 2017

Congratulations and keep going !

RAHUL RAVIKUMAR

October 13, 2017

We are fortunate to have you with us, Chancellor Davenport, and I look forward to your professional successes large and small. Welcome to the family!

Dr. Cindy Welch

October 13, 2017

Congratulations on becoming part of the Vol family.

Hopefully, we ALL can make this campus the best it can be for many years to come.

Robert Dykes

October 13, 2017

Chancellor Davenport,
As a female faculty member in the College of Communication & Information, I am inspired by your leadership. I applaud your strategic use of technology to connect with various campus audiences. I am excited to watch your diversity related initiatives come to fruition on this campus. Thank you for joining our Volunteer family.
Best,
Courtney Childers

Courtney Childers

October 13, 2017

Dear Chancellor Davenport,
Congratulations on your investiture today! I am excited for you , your family, and your new UT Family. My son Jim Brown is a freshman finance major at UTK so I am pleased that you and Jim will at least spend your first 4 years there together!
I pray for wisdom and discernment for you in your new role. You will do a wonderful job.
Blessings
Stephen Brown
Memphis

Stephen Brown

October 13, 2017

Congratulations Chancellor Davenport. It was great to meet you last week as you visited UTIA. Best wishes on a long and successful reign as Chancellor for UTK.

Scott Senseman
Professor and Department Head
Department of Plant Sciences

Scott Senseman

October 13, 2017

Congratulations, Chancellor Davenport, on your appointment at the University of Tennessee. We hope that your tenure will be marked by achievement and growth!

Donald Lighter

October 13, 2017

Congratulations Chancellor Davenport!
As a proponent of developing quality content online, your leadership will move us forward.
Holly

Holly Greene

October 13, 2017

Congratulations! We are so happy to have you at UTK. Welcome.

Kristina Gordon

October 13, 2017

Looking forward to stopping by the ceremony today. Congrats in advance! Hopefully, the start of a phenomenal weekend for you! Take care

Tony

Tony Vitello

October 13, 2017

Dear Chancellor Davenport,

Welcome to the Vol Family! Your enthusiasm and passion are evident, and I appreciate the way you have already embraced the Volunteer Spirit. I wish you much success in the important role in which you have agreed to serve, and I look forward to celebrating your investiture. Grace and blessings!

Tracie Woidtke

October 13, 2017

Congratulations on your appointment and best wishes for a successful and dynamic tenure as Chancellor.

Charles Maland

October 13, 2017

Dear Chancellor Davenport,

Congratulations on your Investiture! This is such a profound turning point in the history of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Thank you for your leadership thus far, and I look forward to witnessing and supporting your continued success.

Peace and Blessings,

Cynthia

Cynthia Polk-Johnson

October 13, 2017

Congratulations on your Investiture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. We are very excited that you have joined us. In addition, your focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, is very good news - especially to a NSF/DOE jointly funded Engineering Research Center like CURENT. We hope you can visit us as soon as your calendar permits.

Sincerely,
Lisa Beard
Industry Outreach Director, Industry Liaison Officer
Center for Ultra-Wide Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks
Knoxville, TN
865-974-8655 (W)
Lbeard10@utk.edu

Lisa Beard

October 13, 2017

Congratulations on your investiture, Dr. Davenport! How nice of you to include the entire campus community in the special events of this week! You are doing an outstanding job since you came on board at UT this past Spring, and I look forward to many years ahead under your capable leadership. Kindest regards, Carla Poore

Carla Poore

October 13, 2017

Chancellor Davenport,

I hope that you enjoy your official welcome to the University of Tennessee today. Congratulations on this very big day for you and the University. As a member of the Big Orange Family, I look forward to working with you in the future to continue to move us forward on the Journey.

Go Vols! Lane Morris

Lane Morris

October 13, 2017

I am so pleased you have joined the UTK family and look forward to many productive years. Congratulations,
Phyliss Shey
(Provost area)

Phyliss Shey

October 13, 2017

Hello Beverly,
Just wanted to say congratulations! You've accomplished so much and I know your family is very proud of you. It's an honor for me to be able to say that I know you.
By the way, time has treated you well......you're still beautiful.
Love you!

Rickey

Rickey Humphreys

October 13, 2017

Congratulations on your investiture! We are so happy to have you here at the University and are proud of the work you are doing!

Maggie Marsh

October 12, 2017

Congratulations on your investiture, and thank you for joining the Volunteer community!! We have watched with such excitement and pride as you spread your enthusiasm and energy throughout the entire campus ! Your commitment to innovation and excellence will leave a legacy at UT long after your tenure here. It is so much fun to watch you with the students, and see how contagious your enthusiasm is to them. After all, they are what it is all about !! We are so happy for you, and for UT. It is great to be a Tennessee Vol!!

Patti Myers

October 12, 2017

Proud of you and the energy and leadership you display in advancing this wonderful institution successfully forward. Praying for you and wishing nothing but the best of much continued success!

Gary Rose

October 12, 2017

Chancellor Davenport,

In the months you've been here, we've noticed the excitement, direction, and commitment you've brought to campus. Thank you for all you've done, and I look forward to seeing all you accomplish. We, as students, look forward to working with you to make Rocky Top the best it can be.

Charles Weber

October 11, 2017

Congratulations, Chancellor Davenport, on your investiture!

So very many people in the state of Tennessee are happy you are here!

I am retired from the University of Tennessee after over 40 years of service, and, at one time, was on the Chancellor's staff, when Jack Reese was Chancellor.

I want you to know that the majority of the people of Tennessee are conservative in their values, most are Christians, and most folks here just love the University of Tennessee.

Many people here are concerned about perceived left-leaning values of some at UT. We hope you will be a voice for those of us who lean to the right, who believe in God and have Christian values.

May God bless you in your years ahead at the University of Tennessee!

Carole Price

October 11, 2017

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