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Chancellor’s Update

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Chris Smith, Director of the UTC School of Nursing, who will be recognized next week as a recipient of a 2017 President’s Award when Dr. Joe DiPietro gives his annual State of the University address in Nashville. Dr. Smith was selected from nominees representing every campus and institute in the University of Tennessee.  The President’s Awards were created in 2016 to

Chancellor’s Update

Do you feel like this semester is rushing by as quickly as it seems to me? January has come and gone and we are into February. I cannot believe we are already thinking about midterms. For much of the campus, hardhats are becoming standard issue. We have capital construction projects ranging from large new construction—such as our West Campus Housing—to renovation of the Tennessee Room in the University Center.

Responding to Executive Order on Immigration

To the UTC community, Many of you have expressed your worries over the recent Executive Order on immigration, and we continue to work to understand the implications of this order and its changing application. Our top priority has to be the safety and well-being of the campus community. We are committed to a diverse campus and to preparing students for success in a global economy. That means recruiting, retaining,

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 8:00 am – 9:30 am in the Maytag Room, located in 426 EMCS. 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

Tell us about your student experience: take the survey today

Dear Students, The leadership of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is committed to creating and maintaining a campus environment where all students can thrive and be successful.  We need your help if we are going to be successful.  I hope you will take a moment to share your ideas on how we can improve our campus. UTC is participating in an important system-wide initiative. Please complete the My Campus

Chancellor’s Update

Enrollment for spring 2017 is 10,537 students, up 0.7% from last spring.  This is great way to start the semester. Congratulations to Dr. Li Yang, Professor and Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the UTC Information Security (InfoSec) Center.  Dr. Yang has received a $1,540,763 grant from the National Science Foundation to launch a new Scholarship for Service program at UTC in collaboration

Chancellor’s Update

Happy 2017!  Classes begin on Monday and we are all looking forward to an exciting spring semester.  As we start a new year, it is a great time to reflect on what we have accomplished as a university.  We should all be proud of the progress we have made on the UTC Strategic Plan that was launched in 2015.  Some of the many highlights from the last year are

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 8:00 am – 9:30 am in the Chancellor’s Conference Room, located in 102C Founders 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

Drawing 2016 To A Close

Christmas is less than two weeks away, and I am sure all of our students, faculty and staff are looking forward to enjoying some well-deserved time off. Tomorrow and Saturday we will host our Fall Commencement ceremonies. Shaking the hands of our new graduates as they walk across the stage is truly the highlight of my semester. Our Graduate School Ceremony is Friday and 129 students will receive their

Chancellor’s Update

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. The semester is coming to an end and commencement is just a few weeks away. Commencement is always the highlight of every semester.  Commencement is the culmination of our work, a time to celebrate the success of our students, faculty, and staff.  This year for the first time, we will have a separate Graduate Student Commencement on Friday, December 16th. There