Students, faculty, and staff from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, commemorated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through a number of events on campus and in Knoxville over the weekend.
Chancellor Donde Plowman and Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement Tyvi Small invite all students, faculty, and staff to a series of events to commemorate King’s legacy.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for nine new monuments dedicated to the council earlier this month on Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway.
Donde Plowman was appointed the ninth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, at a confirmation hearing earlier today by UT’s Board of Trustees.
UT Knoxville Interim Chancellor Wayne T. Davis today announced the appointment of Tisha Benton as vice chancellor for communications. Benton’s first day as the university’s chief communications and marketing officer will be December 17.
Searches for UT’s next vice chancellor for research and vice chancellor for communications are now underway. Both positions serve on the chancellor’s cabinet.
Wayne Davis will serve as interim chancellor for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
The UT Board of Trustees approved Beverly Davenport to become the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She will begin on February 15. The board met in a special called meeting Thursday in Nashville. Davenport is the first woman to lead UT Knoxville and the second woman chancellor in UT System history.
On-campus interviews with candidates in the search for the next chancellor to lead the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will begin November 2. Candidate 1 will lead a public forum for faculty and staff from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 2 at the Law School Complex, Room 132.
In order to gain a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges on campus and to hear directly from faculty and staff, the search committee invites you to participate in one of three listening sessions August 23–24.
UT is listening to the advice of the business community on how the university can better prepare students with skills to meet the state’s workforce needs. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek spoke with a group of business leaders Tuesday at one of several summits Governor Bill Haslam is hosting to discuss the future of higher education.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is now on the board of directors of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, the nation’s oldest, and one of its leading, higher education associations. He also has been appointed chairman of APLU’s Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources and a member of its Energy Forum.