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Chancellor’s Update

March is Women’s History Month, and there are more than one dozen events taking place on campus to celebrate, including discussions, panels, luncheons, even a trip to see the new Captain Marvel movie, which features a female superhero. For details on all the events, go to www.utc.edu/whm. StoryCorps, the well-known program on National Public Radio, is coming to Chattanooga thanks to the hard work of the staff at WUTC-FM

Chancellor’s Update

The search for our new provost is fully underway. We have completed preliminary interviews with nine candidates, and four finalists will be visiting campus the week of March 4th.  A schedule for the visits of the finalists is available at: https://www.utc.edu/chancellor/executive-searches/index.php.  Information on each of the candidates will be posted on February 27th.  There will be an open forum for the campus community, and I encourage everyone to attend

Chancellor’s Update

For the sixth year in a row, UTC’s campus has been chosen as a Tree Campus USA by the national Arbor Day Foundation.  We are the only school in the UT System to earn the honor.  Our green campus is a never-ending point of pride for us, and keeping it nice is just one way we continue to be a working partner in the national recognition of Chattanooga as

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor is Thursday, February 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Military Science Building, 601 Douglas Street. 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

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