Jennifer Sicking Joins University of Tennessee Communications Team

Jennifer Sicking Joins University of Tennessee Communications Team

Jennifer Sicking brings more than 15 years’ experience in professional newswriting and higher education to the position of assistant director of media relations for the UT System, which she assumed in January.

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MISSION

The UT System’s delivery of education, discovery, outreach and public service contributes to the economic, social and environmental well-being of all Tennesseans.

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EDUCATE

Discover Business has included the UT Martin online MBA program in its first Top Accredited Online MBA and Graduate Business Programs Guide.

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DISCOVER

A $1 million USDA grant to the UT Institute of Agriculture and UT Knoxville will fund a new regional center to help families learn to make healthful food choices.

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CONNECT

UT Knoxville College of Nursing and the Vine School Health Center help Knox County students who are uninsured or have difficulty accessing health care.

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INITIATIVES

Strategic Plan

THE SYSTEM STRATEGIC PLAN

The System Strategic Plan establishes a vision and direction for five years (2012-2017), with clearly defined goals to ensure good stewardship and purposeful use of resources.

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UT Advocacy

ADVOCACY

UT Advocacy is the official grassroots network of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Tennessee interested in garnering support for UT with government officials.

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Budget Advisory Group

BUDGET ADVISORY GROUP

UT faces plenty of challenges, but one that easily overshadows the rest is finding sustainable, long-term funding.

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IMPACTING TENNESSEE

The University of Tennessee has a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Through education, research and outreach, the UT System serves students, business and industry, schools, governments, organizations and citizens throughout the state.

GRADUATION

Since CCTA was implemented in 2011, System-wide graduation rate has increased 7% and degrees awarded increased 11.4%.

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ECONOMY

The University of Tennessee had an estimated economic impact of $4.8 billion on the Tennessee economy in FY 2014.

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OUTREACH

The Institute for Public Service helped Tennessee companies generate $600 million toward the state’s economy.

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RESEARCH

The University of Tennessee generated $436 million in research and sponsored projects in FY 2015.

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CAMPUSES

The University of Tennessee is comprised of campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and the Health Science Center at Memphis.

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KNOXVILLE

UT Knoxville generates $1.6 billion in annual income for the state of Tennessee, creates nearly 33,000 jobs, and contributes more than $125 million in tax revenue to the state and local governments.

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CHATTANOOGA

UT Chattanooga was the state’s only public university named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, the highest federal honor a university can receive for civic engagement.

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MARTIN

UT Martin has more off-campus centers than any public four-year university in the state and is the university’s largest provider of online education.

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HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

With nearly 3,000 students enrolled at major campuses in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville, plus 1,200 medical resident and fellows in training, UTHSC serves thousands of patients across Tennessee every day.

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INSTITUTES

The University of Tennessee is comprised of the statewide Institute of Agriculture and Institute for Public Service

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INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE

The UT Institute of Agriculture delivers real life solutions through $54.5 million in research, educational outreach to 3.3 million people and veterinary services to more than 21,000 animals annually. UTIA’s two colleges currently enroll 1,700 students.

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Law Enforcement Innovation Center training

INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

The statewide Institute for Public Service helps Tennessee companies generate $600 million annually to the state economy, answers more than 23,000 requests for assistance and trains 20,000 municipal, county and state employees, manufacturers and law enforcement personnel.

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EMPLOYEES

The University of Tennessee employs more than 12,000 people in Tennessee with its workforce distributed across all 95 counties.

Human Resources Announcements

Start Preparing Now for Staff Performance Reviews, Deadline Approaching

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Partners for Health

Reminder: Complete Your Online Well-Being Assessment by March 15

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