New Chancellors Begin/Confirmed for UT Knoxville, UT Martin, UTIA in 2017 → Beverly Davenport became the eighth chancellor and first woman to lead UT Knoxville, Tim Cross went from interim to permanent chancellor for the UT Institute of Agriculture, and Keith Carver became UT Martin chancellor.
Cruisin’ With Carver →
Two days after Keith Carver assumed the role of UT Martin Chancellor on Jan. 3, he hit the road. In his two-day, 46-hour tour of West and Middle Tennessee, dubbed “Cruisin’ with Carver,” the new chancellor stopped in at all five UT Martin off-campus centers, visited 19 schools, met with community and business leaders, UT Martin alumni, and prospective students and their parents.
New UT Ag Chancellor Eyes ‘Renaissance in Agriculture’
There’s great interest in food, where it comes from and how it’s grown, along with interest in urban areas and new food production systems and in how food impacts health, UTIA Chancellor Tim Cross told the news media.
Beverly Davenport is Eighth Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Beverly Davenport took office in February, followed by an investiture ceremony in October. In Davenport’s tenure, the campus has seen numerous changes including a new wave of campus leaders such as vice chancellor for communications, Title IX coordinator, vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs, and interim vice chancellor for research. The hiring of John Currie as athletic director in April, the naming of Phillip Fulmer as acting AD, and the hiring of Jeremy Pruitt as UT’s football coach in December were among the most discussed and most written-about UT stories this year.
Stacey Patterson Named Vice President for Research →
Stacey Patterson, UT associate vice president for research since 2015, was confirmed in November by vote of the UT Board of Trustees today as the University’s next vice president for research, outreach and economic development. Patterson is the first woman to serve as vice president for research in the history of the UT system.
Bob Smith Designated 10th UT Martin Chancellor and Chancellor Emeritus →
The UT Board of Trustees officially named Bob Smith UT Martin chancellor emeritus and, as a result, the historical record will no longer refer to Smith as an interim chancellor. The designation was in recognition of Smith’s commitment to enrollment, philanthropy and SACS accreditation for UT Martin.
Institute for Public Service Announces New Agency Head →
Margaret Norris was named executive director of the Institute for Public Service’s Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS). Norris came to the job after 16 years as a municipal government consultant with MTAS for the East Tennessee region.