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UT President Joe DiPietro Named to Leadership Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee System President Joe DiPietro has been invited to participate in Leadership Tennessee, a statewide leadership education program that includes leaders in business, government, education and nonprofit sectors.

Leadership Tennessee, a 10-month program overseen by Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership, was launched in August 2013. DiPietro is part of the program’s second class, a 31-member group that also includes Joan Cronan, women’s athletic director emeritus at UT Knoxville; Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell; Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett; City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero; and City of Memphis Mayor AC Wharton.

Through the program, the participants will discuss issues that affect constituencies statewide. Last year’s program focused on education, government efficiency and health and wellness. Leadership Tennessee kicks off this year with a retreat in August.

“The University of Tennessee is a statewide enterprise that impacts thousands of Tennesseans every day through our mission to educate, discover and connect. I look forward to dialogue with leaders across our state and learning their thoughts and ideas about how we can join together and advance our state,” DiPietro said.

For more information about Leadership Tennessee, visit

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