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Chancellor’s Update

In this update, I want to celebrate the herculean effort to help our library recover from a major disaster. The evening of Monday, January 18th fire alarms rang as the bottom two floors of our new library were flooded when a ceiling sprinkler malfunctioned. Unfortunately, those were the floors where we keep nearly a half-million books. When Chattanooga firefighters arrived on the scene, water was gushing from the first

Next Coffee with the Chancellor Set for February 3

The next Coffee with the Chancellor will be held on Wednesday, February 3 from 8:00 am – 9:30 am in the lobby in front of the new Mocs One Center in the 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

Chancellor’s Update

Welcome back!  The campus was alive with activity over winter break and I want to make special note of new people and new campus initiatives. I am excited to welcome very recent additions to our campus: Dr. Daniel Pack and Mr. Kirk Englehardt both began their careers at UTC earlier this month.  Dr. Pack is UTC’s new Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and was most

Chancellor’s Update

This past Saturday, December 13th, UTC celebrated our 246th Commencement.  Nearly 800 candidates for graduation were presented and entertainer Dennis Haskins was among them.  Former University of Chattanooga student and celebrated entrepreneur Charles Cofield received an honorary degree – one of only six honorary degrees granted since UTC joined the University of Tennessee system in 1969. Commencement is such a special time – a culmination of years’ worth of

First Coffee with the Chancellor for 2016

The first Coffee with the Chancellor for 2016 is Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 8:00am to 9:30am in 101 Derthick Hall. 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 with you.

First Coffee with the Chancellor in 2016

The first Coffee with the Chancellor for the new year is Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 8:00am to 9:30am in 101 Derthick Hall. 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 with

Chancellor’s Update

This week is Veteran’s Appreciation Week at UTC.  To celebrate, UTC has held various events including our first Veteran’s Day luncheon.  The luncheon’s keynote speaker was Jim Foster, coach of UTC’s women’s basketball team.  Coach Foster is an Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Vietnam in the 4th Infantry Division – one of those tours was on behalf of his younger brother, John. The week continues

Chancellor’s Update

Happy Homecoming week! UTC’s Homecoming festivities have had a soggy start, but the pep rally was a big success on Monday in the University Center.  The celebrations continued last night with the annual Tap Party for alumni at Chattanooga Brewing Company hosted by the UTC GOLD Council and the Monster Mash in Chamberlain Pavilion and Heritage Plaza. Tonight come enjoy the Step Show at 6 p.m. in McKenzie Arena.

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor is Wednesday, December 2 from 8:00am to 9:30am in the Maytag Room, EMCS 426. 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 with you.

Chancellor’s Update

It is hard to believe that the semester is half over and fall break is almost here! UTC will celebrate Homecoming Week “Back to the Scenic City” on October 24th through the 31st.  The festivities will kick-off with a Homecoming Spirit Run on Saturday, October 24th.  There are several events throughout the week, including a movie night on Monday, October 26th, Field Games on Tuesday, Lip Sync on Wednesday,