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Upcoming Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor is Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 7:30am to 9:00am and again from 1:30-2:30pm.  Both events will be held in the 2nd floor break room of the Administration Building, which is located on Palmetto Street across from the Challenger 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

Chancellor’s Update

What a GREAT Commencement!!! I would like to thank everyone involved in putting together another incredible commencement weekend. Our two ceremonies were memorable and went off without a hitch.  We are indebted to all of the faculty members and staff volunteers who gave up their Saturday to make it an extra special day for our students and their families. Thank you!! One of the best parts of my job

Chancellor’s Update

Congratulations on a Great Year The end of the academic year is almost here, and Commencement is right around the corner.  The campus should be proud with all that we have accomplished. It has been a great one. Last week, UTC partnered with our neighbors in the MLK community to celebrate the rededication of the James R. Mapp building. It’s the new home for our Physical and Occupational Therapy

Passion, Debate and Moving Forward

The last week has been a challenging one for the UTC community.  We’ve seen students passionately expressing different views on difficult topics. Our campus was thrust into the national spotlight. And we’ve all learned a great deal along the way. In the face of dialogue and free speech, it is also important that we continue to stand firm in our belief as an institution that diversity and inclusion ARE

Residence Hall Wi-Fi: We Heard You Loud and Clear

You posted about it on Twitter, expressed your frustration on Yik Yak, and told us face-to-face that the Wi-Fi in UTC’s residence halls isn’t as fast or reliable as you need it to be.  We heard you – and I have some excellent news to share. This summer we’ll be upgrading the wireless systems in all of our residence halls. When you return in the fall you’ll notice a

Chancellor’s Update

We’re in the Home Stretch! I want to welcome everyone back to campus. I hope your spring break was fun, safe and relaxing. We are now in a sprint to the end of the semester. Spring Break was an exciting week for our men’s and women’s basketball teams and our wrestling team.  They all participated in post season NCAA Championship Tournaments. All three teams fought hard and made us

Chancellor’s Update

We Have A Lot to Be Proud Of! Great news for our Mocs Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams: both are Southern Conference Champions! It’s the 11th SoCon Tournament Title for the men and the 14th for the women. Both teams are now on their way to the NCAA Tournament. I am so proud of what they’ve accomplished this year, and they’re not done yet. Special thanks to the UTC

Chancellor’s Update

February Has Already Been an Exciting Month at UTC I want to thank all faculty, staff, students and supporters who participated in the series of diversity discussions led by Dr. Yolanda Moses, who visited from the University of California, Riverside. I was proud to see so many from our UTC family engaging in open conversations about the importance of creating a rich, vibrant and diverse campus. Dr. Moses was

Next Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor is Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 8:00am to 9:30am in the Veteran Student Services Center, located in room 145 of 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 and any questions

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