(FY 2019-2025)

Strategic Plan Home

1. Increase the Number of Participants in Outreach and Engagement Activities


  • Ensure each UT campus and institute has reporting processes and recordkeeping software to effectively and consistently record and compile outreach and engagement activity
  • Increase outreach and engagement activities by 10% each year

    Target: 9,616,995 (2024-25)

    Benchmark: 4,935,039 (2017-18)

2. Continue to Increase UT’s Economic Impact across the State


  • Increase the estimated economic impact of UT on the Tennessee economy by 15% each year

    Target: $5,526,058,194 (2024-25)

    Benchmark: $2,077,449,960 (2017-18)

3. Identify Major Statewide Challenges for Which UT Can Provide Thought Leadership and Outreach Support While Also Deploying Resources and Expertise to Help Address These Issues


  • Provide leadership in mitigating the opioid crisis in Tennessee
  • Work with State leaders and UT researchers, faculty and students to identify other important issues that can be addressed through UT’s tripartite mission to educate, discover and connect


Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Goal

Reach new and more diverse audiences through outreach efforts that ensure contacts are more demographically representative of Tennessee’s diverse population


Working Group

  • Herb Byrd, III (Co-champion), Vice President of the Institute for Public Service, IPS
  • Robert Burns (Co-champion), Extension Dean and Professor, UTIA
  • Lynn Alexander, Dean, Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Ken Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor, UTHSC
  • Michael Carter, Assistance Vice President for Finance and Operations, UTFI
  • Charley Deal, Executive Director of Research, Outreach & Economic Development, UTM
  • Allen Dupont, Director, Institutional Research and Effectiveness, UTHSC
  • John Freeze, Director of the Center for Professional Education, UTC
  • John Lacey, Project Manager, Office of Communications & Marketing, UTSA
  • Javiette Samuel, Director of Community Engagement & Outreach, UTK
  • Ann Yoachim, Clinical Professor and Director of Community Partnerships, UTC