UT President Joe DiPietro discussed a new strategic plan for the University of Tennessee during his visit to UTC, meeting with community and campus groups throughout the day Monday, October 3rd. “Defining the Future, the UT Strategic Planning Process” is described as an overarching plan for the system.

Dr. Keith Carver, Executive Assistant to DiPietro, explained the strategic planning process coincides with strategic planning at individual campuses and institutes, a new administration in the Tennessee governor’s office and increased accountability under the Complete College Act.

While UTK aspires to become a top 25 public research institution, UTC is working to become one of the top five public master’s degree universities in the South.

“These aspirational goals require us to develop a plan of how to get there,” DiPietro said.

DiPietro said the UTC campus has room for enrollment growth more so than in other parts of the UT system, steadily moving from a commuter to a growing residential campus.

“We think the future here is really bright,” DiPietro said of UTC.

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