Junior Emily Coleman found out what it’s like to be Chancellor for the Day.
“It was amazing! It was eye-opening to see what it takes to run this University,” said the Exercise Science major.
Coleman, who made a charitable donation to a UTC Student Alumni Council fundraiser, was the happy ticket holder selected for “Trading Places” with Chancellor Roger Brown. Brown, who became a student for the day, attended class for Coleman. Brown took notes when Scott Bruce explained the care and prevention of athletic injuries.
The UTC Alumni Office and the Chancellor’s Office made sure “Chancellor Coleman” carried a briefcase with everything she needed, including aspirin for headaches. Coleman enjoyed attending meetings and talking with administrators. “There’s a lot of stress, it’s demanding. There’s so much to worry about on a daily basis!” she remarked.
Coleman plans to apply to physical therapy and physician assistants schools after she graduates from UTC. Her experience as chancellor may have inspired a career aspiration.
“I would love to have a leadership role someday. I love a challenge,” she said.