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Chancellor’s Update

It is hard to believe we are finishing up our third week of classes! Students, staff and faculty alike are settling into the semester’s routine. The past couple of weeks have been a flurry of activities.   From Convocation on August 19th (view the event time lapse here) to the Mocs home opener and Mocs Flock Finley on September 1st (view the highlights here), Welcome Week 2016 provided many opportunities

Chancellor’s Update

We celebrated Founders week September 12-16 with events and activities in honor of Founders Day, September 15th. Our university was founded on September 15th, 1886, as Chattanooga University. Last Thursday I gave the annual State of the University speech – my third – on our beautiful new Chamberlain Field. We followed it with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of Chamberlain Field, which was the home of the

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor will be held on Wednesday, September 14 from 8:00 am – 9:30 am in the Flag Room of the Guerry 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 or concerns. I

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor will be held on Wednesday, September 14 from 8:00 am – 9:30 am in the Flag Room of the Guerry 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 or concerns. I

Welcome Back!

Last Thursday we moved over 1,400 new students into the residence halls during OPERATION MOVE-IN.  This was in addition to the 859 students who moved in earlier last week.  I want to thank the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community friends who volunteered to help our students and their families.  You did a magnificent job! Move-in is a wonderful opportunity to welcome our students to UTC and for the

Welcoming Our New Mocs!

It’s hard to believe that the fall semester is about to begin.  Where did the summer go? Our campus was a busy place; we hosted over 2870 students for Orientation this summer. Fall Semester enrollment is on track to increase over last year.  Thank you to everyone who worked so hard recruiting and preparing for the arrival of our new students. Our new freshman class will be moving in

Next Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor is Wednesday, July 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Southern Writers Room of the Library. 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

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