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Search Begins for Next UT Martin Chancellor

The search for the next chancellor to lead the University of Tennessee at Martin has begun, and I would like to encourage your involvement in the process.
As chief executive officer of the Martin campus, the chancellor is responsible for promoting continued development of UT Martin's academic, research and service programs while striving to build a national reputation of excellence.
I invite anyone interested in nominating a candidate or applying for the position to do so through the search website
The committee, chaired by UT Chattanooga Chancellor Steve Angle, met for the first time today to discuss the search process, timeline, expectations of qualified candidates and position requirements.
The committee includes members of the UT Board of Trustees and faculty, staff, student and community leaders:

  • Debi Adcock, administrative specialist, UT Martin
  • Ruby Black, professor of nursing, UT Martin
  • David Coffey, chair of the Department of History and Philosophy, UT Martin
  • Teresa Collard, associate professor of communications, director of the Women’s Center, UT Martin
  • Charley Deal, associate vice chancellor for alumni relations and annual giving, UT Martin
  • Brian Donavant, UT faculty trustee, interim executive director of extended campus and online studies, UT Martin
  • Joe Exum, chair of the UT Martin Chancellor’s Round Table, UT President’s Council member
  • Crawford Gallimore, UT trustee; chief financial officer, Hamilton-Ryker Company
  • Jennifer Greenwood, professor and interim chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, UT Martin
  • Bud Grimes, chief communication officer, UT Martin
  • Richard Helgeson, dean of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, UT Martin
  • Sam Lewallen, president, Simmons Bank
  • Roberto Mancusi, associate professor of music, Faculty Senate president, UT Martin
  • Petra McPhearson, interim vice chancellor for finance and administration, UT Martin
  • Miranda Rutan, UT student trustee studying marketing and graphic arts, UT Martin
  • Elizabeth Sanders, graduate student in family and consumer sciences, UT Martin
  • Vicki Strickland Seng, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, UT Martin
  • Candace Tate, alumna, UT Martin
  • Margaret Toston, vice chancellor for student affairs, UT Martin
  • Todd Winters, dean of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, UT Martin

Linda Hendricks Harig, UT vice president for human resources, is serving as an adviser to the committee. Ashlie Czyz, director of HR programs and executive recruiter, is serving as executive recruiter.
More information about the search, including the job description, is available on the search website. We hope to fill the position by the end of 2016.
Thank you for your involvement in this important process and for all you do for the University.
All the best,

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