To: University of Tennessee Faculty and Staff From: President Joe DiPietro I’d like to welcome you back from the break and start the year by sharing news with you about a new statewide initiative to encourage Tennesseans with some college credit to return and finish the degree they started. Tennessee Reconnect is the newest component … Continued
Category: President’s Announcements
To: University of Tennessee Faculty and Staff From: President Joe DiPietro In April 2015, I announced the appointment of Dr. Robert M. Smith as interim chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin. Since taking office on June 1, Dr. Smith has provided outstanding leadership for the University and has been devoted to engaging the … Continued
I acknowledge and respect the comments and concerns shared by members of Tennessee’s state and federal legislative delegation regarding the leadership at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in response to a post on holiday observances. Chancellor Cheek has achieved remarkable, transformative successes over his past six years at UTK that have been instrumental in advancing … Continued
I understand and regret that the process has created anxiety among our staff. Please know that what’s in the best interests of the University and our employees is a priority for us.
To: University of Tennessee Faculty and Staff From: President Joe DiPietro August 31, 2015 This message comes in follow up to my Aug. 18, 2015, system-wide communication regarding the State of Tennessee’s facilities management initiative. I understand that recent news accounts and conversations of outsourcing and privatizing facilities management services by the state have created … Continued