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Chancellor’s Update

Academic year 2015-2016 is in full swing and our campus is energized with new and returning students, faculty and staff. As you all know, we held our second-annual Mocs Games on Friday, August 7th.  Faculty and staff competed for the honor of winning the much-desired Mocs Games’ trophy.  All scores have been calculated, and it is my great pleasure to announce the winning group: Campus Services.  The second and

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor is Wednesday, September 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Blocker Lounge, Development House. Please join me for an informal discussion. This is an open-door event; feel free to drop by and chat for a few minutes at your convenience. The only agenda is meaningful conversation – bring your creative ideas and any questions or concerns. I look forward to talking

Chancellor’s Update

Welcome to our new students, faculty and staff.  And welcome back to returning students and those faculty and staff who were able to get away this summer.  We look forward to a great year at UTC! As part of our welcome back celebration, UTC held the second annual Mocs Games on Friday, August 7th on Heritage Plaza.  Faculty and staff battled for the Mocs Games’ trophy by competing in

Message from the Chancellor

UTC strives to provide a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff and appropriate actions are in place to ensure the safety of our campus. We share in the feelings of grief and the struggle to understand the reasons for the tragic events that occurred in Chattanooga yesterday. At UTC, we have a number of men and women on our campus who serve our country and are completing

Expansion of Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Dear Colleagues, With the historic decision last week by the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples, the State of Tennessee’s Benefits Administration has begun accepting and processing insurance applications from same-sex married couples. This change applies to all eligible UT faculty and staff. Applicants who were married in another state prior to the ruling are eligible to apply through August 25, a period

Chancellor’s Update

It is hard to believe it is already April and the semester is coming to a close – Commencement is May 2nd. On Friday, March 25th, Cleveland State Community College President, Bill Seymour, and I signed an agreement between our two institutions that allows for concurrent admission of students to both Cleveland State and UTC. This agreement is just part of UTC’s effort to ensure that we support community

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor is Tuesday, March 31st from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Foundation Room, University Center. Please join me for an informal discussion. This is an open-door event, feel free to drop by and chat for a few minutes at your convenience. The only agenda is meaningful conversation – bring your creative ideas and any questions or concerns. I look forward to talking

Chancellor’s Update

Spring weather is finally here at UTC! I am putting my snow shovel away. The Budget Town Hall meeting is taking place tomorrow, Friday, March 20th, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the University Center Auditorium. I encourage you to attend. There will be an overview of the budget reallocation process and the recommendations from UPRAC, and ample time for questions and comments. If you cannot attend the meeting, it will

Chancellor’s Update

This semester is flying by, but there is a lot of important work ahead of us. Hopefully we have seen our last snow day for this winter! There has been considerable discussion on campus about the Budget Rebalancing process. UPRAC is continuing its work and budget proposals that came to the committee four weeks ago have changed significantly. For example, several of the more controversial proposals have been taken

Coffee with the Chancellor

Our next scheduled Coffee with the Chancellor is Wednesday, March 4 between 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. This month the Coffee will be in the Jim Lewis Studio in the Fine Arts Center.  Directions to the studio are: -Enter the Fine Arts Center from Vine Street -Walk past box office (on right) and at first hallway on right turn right -First door on left: Labeled Jim Lewis Studio -You