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Chancellor’s Update

The semester is over and we have a lot to celebrate! On Saturday, December 13th we graduated more than 700 students! I had the privilege to shake the hand of every graduate and they are such an impressive group. All of our graduates are inspiring, but some have overcome hardship and adversity to realize their potential. Among Saturday’s graduates was a nursing doctoral candidate who was a former high

Budget Rebalancing Website

Dear Colleagues: The campus is implementing a process to rebalance our budget and provide funds for strategic investment. It is critical that the campus is effectively and completely informed during all stages of our reallocation process. A website dedicated to the UTC Vision 2025 – Achieving Excellence budget process has been created to disseminate budget information: A budget timeline will be available shortly. An electronic form is available

Coffee with the Chancellor

Our next scheduled Coffee with the Chancellor is Tuesday, November 4 between 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.  This month the Coffee will be in the Metro Building, Room 121, hosted by the School of Nursing. Visit with me and other colleagues. Share ideas. Ask questions. The only agenda is to have some meaningful conversation. The open door format allows you to drop by and chat for a few minutes

Chancellor’s Update

It has been a busy two weeks! Last Friday night I attended the President’s Council Showcase awards dinner in Knoxville. The UTC Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Kevin Ford, provided the entertainment for the evening. The performance was outstanding. Like many of you, my family and I traveled to Knoxville for the UTC versus UTK game this past Saturday. The game was challenging as expected, but what an opportunity

Chancellor’s Update

This has been an exciting few weeks full of celebrations and new beginnings. On Monday, September 29th I traveled to Washington, DC to accept the 2014 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement award on behalf of our campus. UTC was one of 126 nominees and 1 of 5 winners including California State University, Fullerton; Georgia College and State University; Hampshire College and Rice University. This award recognizes our

Participate in the Employee Satisfaction Survey

President DiPietro recently announced that the UT System will be participating in an Employee Satisfaction Survey beginning in a few weeks.  I encourage you to take the time to offer your input in this very important effort. The strength of our University depends on you, and it is critical that you share your ideas and concerns. The 2014 Employee Satisfaction Survey will be administered November 3rd through the 21st.

Preparing for Upcoming Budget Challenge

We will soon begin the sixth week of the semester and it is finally starting to feel like fall.  I am teaching a Freshman Seminar and it is great to be back in the classroom and hear students’ perspectives on UTC, college, and life in general. Everyone at UTC deserves a resounding CONGRATULATIONS and pat on the back:  Our Spring 2014 six-year graduation rate improved three percent to 40

Another Coffee with the Chancellor on the Road

We have a few more Coffees with the Chancellor on the Road planned this summer. Our next scheduled coffee is Wednesday, July 30, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m., in the Lawson Student Athlete Success Center, located on Vine Street. The Lawson Center is across from the Boling Apartments on Vine Street. Tours of the center will also be offered following the coffee. Please drop by and chat for a few minutes

Please Exercise Your Right to Vote

Dear Colleagues, Our primary mission—the reason we exist—is to educate students: to prepare them for successful, meaningful lives as professionals and as engaged citizens. One of our greatest privileges and responsibilities as American citizens is exercising our right to vote. By participating in the election process, we demonstrate our commitment to improving our communities and our nation. The best way we can encourage our students to participate in our

Coffee with the Chancellor On the Road Continues

We are having Coffee with the Chancellor on the road this summer to give us an opportunity to explore different parts of our campus. Our next scheduled coffee is Monday, July 7, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m., in the Women’s Basketball locker rooms on the first floor of the McKenzie Arena. The Chattanooga Women’s Basketball Locker Room is located directly inside of Gate A at the McKenzie Arena. Gate A is