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The UT Knoxville Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, October 11, in Stokely Hall Multipurpose Room 119.

Agenda items include:

  • Call to order
  • Roll call
  • Opening remarks by the chair
  • Election of a secretary
  • Approval of minutes of the last meeting
  • Update from Chancellor Donde Plowman
  • Performance metrics presentation and discussion
  • Budget presentation and discussion
  • Master plan update

The board will recess for 30 minutes at approximately 11:30 a.m. for lunch.

The full agenda and materials for the meeting are available on the chancellor’s website. The meeting will be broadcast live and archived for later viewing.

The UT FOCUS Act, passed by the Tennessee General Assembly in April 2018, created an advisory board for each UT campus. The boards are charged with submitting recommendations to the UT System Board of Trustees on campus-level strategic plans, operating budgets, and tuition.

Each campus advisory board includes five public members appointed by the governor, one faculty member appointed by the campus’s Faculty Senate, and one student member appointed by the advisory board.

The public members of the UT Knoxville Advisory Board are Alexia Poe and Tom Smith of Nashville, John Tickle of Bristol, and Syreeta Vaughn and Tim Williams of Knoxville.

The Faculty Senate appointed Louis J. Gross, Chancellor’s Professor and Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, to serve as the faculty appointee to the board. Johnelle Simpson, a second-year student in the College of Law, is the student representative.

Anyone with a disability who wishes to attend this meeting can contact Susan England at 865-974-2444 or to request auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by email, by telephone, or otherwise and should be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 9.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is distributing this notice in compliance with the public notice requirement of the Tennessee Open Meetings Act.


Tyra Haag (865-974-5460,