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Chancellor’s Update

Congratulations to the students who are graduating this Friday and Saturday!  Through hard work, determination, and perseverance you have reached a major milestone in life.  Whether you are heading into a career or pursuing your education further, I wish you the best of luck.  Remember, wherever you go, you will always be part of the UTC family.  We are very proud of you!  Go Mocs! Several upcoming graduates have

UTC Receives Carnegie Reclassification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently updated its classification of universities, resulting in a change in classification for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education created a Doctoral/Professional Universities category, and UTC is one of 151 institutions reclassified into the new category that includes Gonzaga, Hofstra, Elon and Pepperdine universities. All of us at UTC can be proud of

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor is Wednesday, May 1, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Southern Writers Room, Library 440. 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

Chancellor’s Update

Two UTC students have received prestigious awards.  Simone Edwards, who graduates in May with a degree in political science, has received a Fulbright Award, one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world.  It will pay for her year-long stay in Guatemala as an English Teaching Assistant.  Olivia George, who graduates next month with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering, has received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science

Chancellor’s Update

UTC had outstanding representation in this year’s Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Awards, given by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to faculty, staff and students across Tennessee’s colleges and universities. Five faculty/staff members are chosen each year and two members of our faculty—David Ross, professor in Psychology, and Tammy Garland, professor in Criminal Justice—were selected, the most of any school. In addition, JuJuan Lewis, president of the UTC Student

New Provost Named

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jerold “Jerry” L. Hale as the next Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, effective June 1, 2019. Jerry Hale is an experienced educator, administrator and exceptionally well-qualified to serve as UTC’s chief academic officer, with over 35 years of experience as a faculty member and in positions of leadership in higher

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor is Tuesday, April 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Southern Writers Room, Library 440. 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

Chancellor’s Update

Congratulations to Valerie Rutledge, dean of the UTC College of Health, Education and Professional Studies, who has been chosen as the recipient of the 2019 UT President’s Award in Diversity. The UT President’s Award is a huge honor given to the most outstanding members of the entire UT System. Diversity and inclusion are part of our UTC Strategic Plan, and Valerie embodies the very best in achieving that goal.

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