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IT Update

As you know, UTC has entered into a three-year agreement with Ellucian to address our campus-wide IT operation. That contract began on August 1.  Today I would like to give you an update on the areas of engagement over the past two months.  Those areas include leadership services in central IT, the implementation of a 7x24x365 Helpdesk, strategic services, and revitalization of our Banner environment. In the leadership services

Chancellor’s Update

Hello! We are well into Fall Semester and cooler fall weather is coming.  So is Homecoming, which begins next week. One of the highlights of the entire academic year, it includes seven days of pep rallies, student-centered events such as Lip Sync and Headphone Disco, live concerts and much more. It all culminates on Saturday, October 7, when our Mocs football team faces Furman University at Finley Stadium. Have

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor will be held on Tuesday, October 3 from 8:00 am – 9:30 am in the Betty Blocker Room in the Development House. 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

Chancellor’s Update

Welcome back! A new academic year is underway, one I know will be filled with exciting and invigorating changes and challenges. Although the campus seems to take a deep breath over the summer, gearing up for the fall, much has taken place at UTC in recent months as we continue our drive to excellence. One element of that drive is to maintain our ongoing belief that diversity and inclusion

Coffee with the Chancellor

The first Coffee with the Chancellor for the 2017-2018 academic year will be held on Wednesday, September 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning, 433 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

IT Update

As we reach the end of August, we are approaching the 30-day juncture of our IT consulting relationship with Ellucian.  You’ll recall that earlier I announced UTC had entered into a partnership with Ellucian, a higher education technology consulting and development company, to work collaboratively with our IT Department to align and structure our services to meet the needs of our growing university. An Ellucian transition leadership team has

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor will be held on Wednesday, June 7 from 8:00 am – 9:30 am in the Admissions Tour Room, located in room 272 of the University 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

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor is Wednesday, May 10 from 8:00am to 9:30am in Bretske Hall, room 205. 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 to talking with you. Steve

Chancellor’s Update

Finals begin next week and commencement is right behind.  Where has the year gone? Commencement is a truly special time for our campus. Please try to attend one of the commencement ceremonies.  The graduate student ceremony is at 2:00pm Friday, May 5th. The Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Engineering & Computer Science ceremony is at 9:00am Saturday, May 6th. The Colleges of Business and Health, Education and Professional

Moving Forward

At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, we are on the move. With our focus on student success, we are seeing improvements in graduation and retention and working to make UTC the model for all comprehensive regional universities.  These achievements result from the combined work of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners. As we approach the end of our academic year, it is an appropriate time to review