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.
Victor McCrary has been named UT Knoxville’s new vice chancellor for research.
The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Association named Taylor Eighmy as a recipient of its 2016 Campus Leaders Who Care Award in recognition of his work to enhance laboratory and research safety at universities across the country.
Janet Nelson has been named the new associate vice chancellor for research, focusing on research development, effective July 1. Nelson joins UT’s Office of Research and Engagement from her position as director of business development for the URS Corporation. She replaces Greg Reed, who has served as associate vice chancellor for research since 2007.
Taylor Eighmy, senior vice president for research at Texas Tech University, has been named vice chancellor for research and engagement for UT. Eighmy, 56, will begin October 2. He brings strong experience in growing research programs at Texas Tech University and the University of New Hampshire.
The three candidates for vice chancellor for research and engagement have now visited campus and held public forums. Those who attended or watched the forums are asked to submit their online feedback forms by 5:00 p.m. today. For more information about all three candidates, recorded webcasts of their forums, and the online feedback form, visit
The final candidate for vice chancellor for research and engagement visits campus today. Those who attend or watch the public forums are asked to submit their online feedback forms by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 16. The three candidates are Daniel Reed, a corporate vice president at Microsoft; T. Taylor Eighmy, senior vice president for research
Two more candidates for vice chancellor for research visit campus this week, and both will lead public forums for the campus community. T. Taylor Eighmy, senior vice president for research at Texas Tech University, and Vistasp Karbhari, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, will speak and
The first of three candidates for vice chancellor for research visits campus later this week and will lead a public forum for the campus community on Friday, August 10. Daniel Reed, a corporate vice president at Microsoft, will speak and answer questions at a forum from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Haslam Business