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UT President Delivers State of the University Address Feb. 28

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State of the University Address

KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro delivers his third annual State of the University address on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

DiPietro’s speech begins at 3 p.m. CST/4 p.m. EST before an audience of UT leaders and dignitaries in downtown Nashville and will be webcast live.

DiPietro’s remarks will cover:

  • Developing a multi-pronged UT effort to address the opioid addiction crisis in Tennessee
  • University milestones in self-limiting tuition increases during the past three years and for the year ahead
  • Record-breaking UT research productivity system-wide
  • UT enrollment growth and progress in student retention and graduation rates
  • All UT campus chancellors, DiPietro’s cabinet, Nashville-area UT trustees and UT Alumni Association officials will attend the event in person.

A link to the live webcast will be available at The event also will be shared live from the UT president’s Facebook page, and highlights will be shared via live tweeting from @UTSystemNews.


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