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Dr. Richard Brown named to THEC Formula Review Committee

When a new committee reviews the State of Tennessee’s existing outcomes-based funding formula for Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) consideration, UTC will have a seat at the table. Dr. Richard Brown, Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations, and Information Technology at UTC, was appointed to the committee by Dr. Russ Deaton, Interim Director of THEC. The formula was originally developed in response to the Complete College Tennessee Act of

Professor assists World Bank with international policy issues

For a woman who speaks seven languages, it makes sense that Dr. Irina Khmelko, UC Foundation Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management, is interested in international politics. She’s putting her expertise to good use by serving on a committee for World Bank, a United Nations international financial institution focused on ending global poverty and boosting shared prosperity. The five-member committee includes Khmelko, another university professor,

Retired UTC biology professor provides testimony in Chattanooga murder trial

Testimony provided by retired UTC biology professor Dr. Gene Van Horn assisted in the murder conviction of Adolphus Hollingsworth for the death of his wife, Victoria, in 1997. The case was tried before Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern.

UTC professor presents positive results of financial literacy class

Dr. Christi Wann, UC Foundation Associate Professor of Finance, was an invited speaker in the first Dave Ramsey Collegiate Symposium. The symposium, hosted in Brentwood, Tennessee, was designed to show regional universities how Dave Ramsey and his team are working with leading colleges and universities to change students’ lives through financial literacy. Wann presented dramatic evidence supporting behavioral and learning outcomes from students who participated in UTC’s Personal Finance

Professor elected to American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives

Dr. Nicky Ozbek, UTC Professor of Psychology, was elected to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Council of Representatives. According to the APA website, the Council of Representatives is the organization’s legislative body, speaking for the association’s 137,000 members and affiliates “on matters advancing psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare.” “Dr. Ozbek is an outstanding colleague and accomplished

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