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Richard Bayer

KNOXVILLE — Richard Bayer, assistant provost and director of enrollment services at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been re-elected as the state representative to the American College Testing (ACT) State Representative Council. Bayer has served in this capacity for three years.

As state representative, he is a voting member of the state executive committee and the ACT statewide council and will participate in ACT’s annual and regional meetings. He will represent the views and interests of members of the state organization, which includes secondary and post-secondary staff, and will facilitate communications between the state organization and staff in ACT regional and national offices. He reports to state organization members on developments regarding ACT programs as they relate to promoting access and success for Tennessee high school graduates.

“Through me, the state council takes issues to the ACT corporate headquarters in Iowa City, Iowa,” Bayer said. “For example, one of the issues we argued for — and won — at the national level was to have a September ACT test date. Adding a national test date meant that Tennessee students had more than one opportunity to take the national test in the fall term of their senior year, just like their counterparts throughout the nation.”

UT has been well represented in the ACT organization. Before Bayer was elected, this ACT position was held by Bob Levy, retired UT system vice president for academic affairs. Also, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success Katie High has served as president of the ACT statewide council.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu)