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Chancellor’s Update

UTC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as a path to excellence is part of our core values and a foundational part of our strategic plan.  We are committed to providing an environment where difficult issues can be discussed and debated without hostility and intimidation.  We prepare our students to encounter different viewpoints and perspectives with respect.  Goal 4 of our strategic plan reads: “Embrace diversity and inclusion as a

Dr. Freeman

Since July 2018 Dr. Yancy Freeman has been serving as Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs as well as Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Success. I am pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2019, Vice Chancellor Freeman will permanently lead the Division of Student Affairs and the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success. Dr. Freeman has proven himself to be an effective leader throughout

Chancellor’s Update

Welcome back.  I hope everyone had an enjoyable winter break and is ready for the spring semester.  Ready or not, classes start on Monday, January 7th. We are now a smoke-free campus. Cigarettes, cigars, pipes and vaping are banned for all faculty, students, staff and visitors.  Smoking is allowed on public property surrounding campus. For more information on the smoke-free policy, go to https://www.utc.edu/smoke-free-utc/index.php. Welcome to our new head

Chancellor’s Update

Final exams are nearly half over and commencement is just around the corner.  The commencement ceremony for graduate students is at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 14, and the undergraduate ceremony is at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15.  I encourage all faculty and staff to attend and congratulate our students for all of their hard work.  Commencement is one of the best days of the year for UTC.  For information

Chancellor’s Update

I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you are able to enjoy a few days off and take the time to connect with friends and family.  When we return on Monday, November 26th, the end of the semester will be within sight. Over the last year, we have been preparing for our campus to be smoke-free on January 1, 2019.  When we return after Christmas break, cigarettes,

Civility, Diversity and Inclusion at UTC

The turn-out for the mid-term election was strong.  The results are in.  Some of us supported winning candidates, some of us supported those who lost.  Some did not participate.  We are all wondering where we go from here. The outcomes of the election show many close races across the country and the nearly even split between political opinions.  If our country is to come together, we must be willing

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor is Thursday, November 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the stage of the Roland Hayes Concert Hall, located in the Fine Arts 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

Chancellor’s Update

A round of applause is deserved for Dr. Richard Brown and Ms. Terry Denniston, both of whom recently received prestigious awards. Richard, Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, was the recipient of the 2018 James R. Mapp Ruby Hurley Image Award from the local chapter of the NAACP. Terry, Chief of Staff, was named a 2018 Woman of Distinction of Greater Chattanooga. Being a meaningful member of our

Chancellor’s Update

Welcome back to those who took advantage of fall break to get away for a few days!  I hope you came back refreshed and energized. Thank you to Dr. Noma Anderson for her inspiring keynote address at our second annual MOC Forward Conference, held Tuesday in the University Center with the theme “Communities and Conversations on the Path to Inclusive Excellence.”  Special adviser to the UT System President for

Chancellor’s Update

Randy Boyd was named interim UT President by the UT Board of Trustees on September 25.  President Boyd was a special advisor to Governor Haslam in the development of the Drive to 55, Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect programs.  He has proven himself to be committed to higher education, and we look forward to working with him.  He will visit campus on November 27, his second day on the