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UT Presidential Search Committee Holds First Round of Visits for Candidates

October 08, 2010

KNOXVILLE -- The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Committee will hold the first round of visits for the candidates Oct. 12-13 in Knoxville.

The candidates will have a variety of meetings at UT Knoxville that are open to the public.

An open forum for each candidate will be held in the Shiloh Room in the University Center. The candidates will provide opening statements, and then members of the audience will ask questions.

The open forums will be available for viewing via live Webcast. Archives of the interviews will be accessible afterward. To watch, go to

Faculty, staff and students may submit questions for the candidates via UTalk at The deadline to submit questions is Friday, Oct. 8. Selected questions will be asked.

Here is the schedule of the open forums: (All times are Eastern)

Tuesday, Oct. 12

  • Craig Fitzhugh, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Jerry Askew, 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Joe DiPietro, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

  • Robert McGrath, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Brian Noland, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The candidates also will meet with the Search Committee and Search Advisory Council in the West Wing on the fourth floor of the Haslam Business Building.

Here is a schedule of the joint meetings: (All times are Eastern)

Tuesday, Oct. 12

  • Craig Fitzhugh, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Jerry Askew, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Joe DiPietro, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

  • Robert McGrath, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Brian Noland, 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

In addition, the Search Advisory Council will meet following the final joint meeting on Oct. 13 to develop comments about the candidates to be given to the Search Committee.

Anyone with a disability who wishes to attend these meetings may contact one of the individuals listed below to request auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise and should be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT, Friday, Oct. 8.


Gina Stafford, (865) 974-0741,
Elizabeth Davis, (865) 974-5179,