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Interim chancellor of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture since September. His almost 23-year career at the institute includes serving as dean of UT Extension from 2008 to 2016 and assistant dean from 2001 to 2006. He also served as professor of agricultural economics for three years and associate professor for four years prior. Before coming to UT in 1994, Cross spent 11 years at Oregon State University as assistant professor of agricultural and resources economics and as an instructor. He also served as an instructor in the Department of Agriculture at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Cross earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University and a doctorate in agricultural and resources economics from Oregon State University.

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Itinerary for Tim Cross

Finalists will visit Knoxville, Columbia and Jackson for meetings with faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members. Open meetings with internal audiences and open forums with all members of the UT community, public and media are part of the interview process. Schedules are included below. Open forums held in Knoxville will be webcast live. Recordings of the forums will be posted after the visits are complete.

Knoxville – Nov. 30, 2016

Open meetings in bold will take place in:

Tennessee Plant Biotech Building, Room 156/157
UT Institute of Agriculture
2431 Joe Johnson Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. EST Breakfast with Foundation Staff
102 Morgan Hall
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. EST Meeting with UTIA Deans
102 Morgan Hall
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EST Meeting with UTIA Department Heads
102 Morgan Hall
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. EST Meeting with Regional Extension and AgResearch Center Directors
156/157 Plant & Biotechnology Building
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST Lunch with Chancellor’s Executive Committee and Direct Reports
102 Morgan Hall
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. EST Open Meeting with UTIA Staff
156/157 Plant & Biotechnology Building
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. EST Seminar/Open Forum (Open to All Employees and Outside Community) – Live Webcast
156/157 Plant & Biotechnology Building
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. EST Open Meeting with Faculty
156/157 Plant & Biotechnology Building
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. EST Open Meeting with Students
156/157 Plant & Biotechnology Building

Knoxville – Dec. 1, 2016

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. EST Breakfast with President’s Staff
8th Floor Conference Room Andy Holt Tower
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. EST Meeting with Search Committee Members
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EST Meeting with President Joe DiPietro
800 Andy Holt Tower
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. EST Meeting/Video Conference with Chancellors (Zoom Conferencing Available)
8th Floor Conference Room Andy Holt Tower
Noon – 1:00 p.m. EST Lunch with Council of Deans and Faculty Senate President
8th Floor Conference Room Andy Holt Tower

Columbia and Jackson – Dec. 2, 2016

8:30 – 10:15 p.m. CST Breakfast with Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Farm Bureau Representatives and House Agriculture Committee Members

Tennessee Farm Bureau Headquarters
147 Bear Creek Pike
Columbia, TN

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CST Lunch with West Tennessee AgResearch Education Center special guests
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. CST Seminar/Open Forum (Open to All Employees and Outside Community)

West Tennessee AgResearch Education Center
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301