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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

Chancellor’s Update

This is a particularly busy time as we are preparing for finals and wrapping up the semester. The Chattanooga weather can make keeping on task even harder, especially when we close the university. The end-of-year calendar is full of events. Last week we hosted the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees spring meeting on our campus. One major development for UTC emerging from the meeting is the expansion of

Chancellor’s Update

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Spring Break. As you know, Information Technology is a vital part of day-to-day operations at UTC.  IT impacts everything we do. Recent budget discussions, a state audit, and operational issues have led me, Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Brown, and Provost Jerald Ainsworth to call for an in-depth analysis of our IT organization and operation. We have engaged the services of Ellucian,

Chancellor’s Update

Dear Colleagues, The semester is nearly half over and Spring Break is March 13-17.  Last Friday we held our annual UTC Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony to honor outstanding achievements by our alumni athletes, student athletes and friends of the program.  This event was established to recognize outstanding contributions to our intercollegiate athletics program.  Athletics Hall of Fame Special awards were presented to Fred and Ruth Obear, Bryan

Chancellor’s Update

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in congratulating Dr. Chris Smith, Director of the UTC School of Nursing, who will be recognized next week as a recipient of a 2017 President’s Award when Dr. Joe DiPietro gives his annual State of the University address in Nashville. Dr. Smith was selected from nominees representing every campus and institute in the University of Tennessee.  The President’s Awards were created in 2016 to

Chancellor’s Update

Do you feel like this semester is rushing by as quickly as it seems to me? January has come and gone and we are into February. I cannot believe we are already thinking about midterms. For much of the campus, hardhats are becoming standard issue. We have capital construction projects ranging from large new construction—such as our West Campus Housing—to renovation of the Tennessee Room in the University Center.

Responding to Executive Order on Immigration

To the UTC community, Many of you have expressed your worries over the recent Executive Order on immigration, and we continue to work to understand the implications of this order and its changing application. Our top priority has to be the safety and well-being of the campus community. We are committed to a diverse campus and to preparing students for success in a global economy. That means recruiting, retaining,

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 8:00 am – 9:30 am in the Maytag Room, located in 426 EMCS. 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

Tell us about your student experience: take the survey today

Dear Students, The leadership of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is committed to creating and maintaining a campus environment where all students can thrive and be successful.  We need your help if we are going to be successful.  I hope you will take a moment to share your ideas on how we can improve our campus. UTC is participating in an important system-wide initiative. Please complete the My Campus