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Statement from UT President Joe DiPietro on legislative action removing funding from UT Knoxville Office for Diversity & Inclusion

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Office of the President Dr. Joe DiPietro

“We had frequent contact with elected officials over the course of the session, and we hoped the legislature would understand our need to support and advance a culture of diversity and inclusion on our campuses.

“While we appreciate what could have been an $8 million hit being reduced to $436,000, we continue to be concerned about the loss of those important inclusion and diversity programs impacted by this reduction.

“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion hasn’t changed, and I will be working with Chancellor Cheek to address how he plans to move forward.”

– UT President Joe DiPietro on legislative action removing funding from UT Knoxville Office for Diversity & Inclusion

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