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Joel Reeves, who has served as interim assistant vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, since 2011, has been named permanently to the position, effective immediately.

“Joel has done a great job as interim CIO while leading our Knoxville central IT unit through a strategic reorganization period,” said Chris Cimino, vice chancellor for finance and administration. “I’m pleased that he will continue to manage our information technology resources on a permanent basis.”

“This is a great honor,” said Reeves. “I’d like to thank Chris Cimino for his continued support, our customers for their input, and most of all the staff of OIT, whose hard work and accomplishments are what allowed me this opportunity.”

Reeves began working at the university as a computer programmer in 1986 after graduating from UT with a degree in finance. He rose through the ranks, moving into systems analyst positions in Knoxville and leading the implementation of the Banner student information system at three UT campuses across the state. In 2009 he was named associate chief information officer for the university-wide administration, and then became interim CIO for UT Knoxville in 2011.

Reeves was selected by his peers to receive the Tennessee Higher Education Information Technology Distinguished Service Award in 2011, and is a 2007 graduate of the UT Leadership Institute.

As assistant vice chancellor and CIO for UT Knoxville, Reeves will oversee a 200-person information technology staff that supports campus infrastructure, enterprise applications, instructional technology, and client support.

C O N T A C T :

Charles Primm (865-974-5180, charles.primm@tennessee.edu)