Blog Archives

Coffee with the Chancellor

Our next scheduled Coffee with the Chancellor is Wednesday, February 4 between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM in the Library, 3rd floor balcony. You will enter the building through the Chamberlain Field entrance (Starbucks side). President DiPietro will be on campus to join in the discussion. Visit with me and other colleagues. Share ideas. Ask questions. The only agenda is to have some meaningful conversation. The open door format

Chancellor’s Update

Welcome back! The weather may not feel like it but “spring” semester is here. On Monday, January 12th, UTC celebrated its classification as a Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Community Engaged University. UTC is one of only 361 universities in the country honored for community connections and partnerships. This is an acknowledgement of the hard work of the entire campus and also of the Carnegie Reapplication Committee

Carnegie Extends Our Community Engagement Designation

Congratulations! We were recently notified that our campus has been reconfirmed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Community Engagement University until 2025. Everything you do for our students, our campus, and our community helped us earn this honor. You can learn more about this distinction in the news story below. We hope you will join us in celebrating this national achievement on Monday, January 12,

Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence

Helping our students achieve success lies at the heart of everything we do, and that includes a commitment to providing an environment safe from all forms of sexual misconduct and relationship violence. Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, stalking and any other sexual misconduct will not be tolerated on our campus. To this end, we have worked with the University of Tennessee system to adopt an interim

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.