University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor Donde Plowman asks students, faculty, staff and alumni to share their community service hours during UT’s 225th anniversary year.
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.
Chancellor Plowman and Vice Chancellor Vince Carilli welcome our newest Volunteers during Welcome Week.
Hate aimed at one Vol is aimed at all Vols. When faced with hate, we will respond decisively, peacefully, and as one Volunteer community. We have taken specific actions and plan to do more.
This morning, Interim Vice Chancellor Tyvi Small, Vice Chancellor Vince Carilli, and Dean Shea Kidd-Houze joined me in meeting with a group of student leaders and faculty advisors from Hillel. Our first concern is one of care for people who are hurting in our campus community.
Service is the centerpiece of our 225th anniversary celebration because leadership through service has always defined what it means to be a Volunteer.
I am proud of the steps we have taken to make our campus a more diverse and inclusive place. I know there is more to do, and as we move forward I will keep communicating about these efforts and listening to your feedback.
I have been looking forward to this week since I was appointed chancellor.
Some of our new Vols got a surprise visit from Chancellor Plowman at their orientation session on July 11.