Sophomore student Lindsay Chappell was excited about Trading Places with Chancellor Roger Brown, an experience she was awarded by the Student Alumni Council.
“I’m excited. I have no idea what to expect,” Chappell remarked as her day began as “Chancellor Chappell.”
Trading Places is the one day each year Chancellor Roger Brown becomes a student, in this case attending classes for Chappell. Brown had some good natured concerns about arriving in time for classes. “I guess it would be cheating to take a golf cart,” he joked.
Chappell, from Dickson County, Tennessee, is a pre-nursing major and a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and The House campus ministry. She is the first member of her family to attend UTC.
Later on the day of her “chancellorship” Chappell understood more about her one-day job.
“The chancellor does a lot more than I thought. I didn’t really know the chancellor before this experience,” Chappell said. “But now that I know him, I am going to ask how you become a chancellor.”
One of the meetings Chappell attended allowed her to see how the faculty and staff work together on campus. The experience may also lead her toward assuming more responsibility in her student career.
“I am thinking about becoming more involved on campus. Maybe I’ll join SGA. I’m also thinking about pursuing a leadership position in my sorority,” Chappell said.