This change applies to all eligible UT faculty and staff and is the result of the June 26, 2015, Supreme Court ruling that recognizes the equal rights for same-sex couples to be married.
University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro, Dr. Noma Anderson, Diversity Advisory Council Chair and Dean of the College of Health Professions at the UT Health Science Center, as well as Dr. Joe Miles, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the UT Knoxville Department of Psychology, discuss UT’s commitment to diversity and things learned from the 2015 UT Diversity Summit.
Awards went to Lofton Stuart (UT Foundation) for Executive of the Year and Erica Jenkins (UT System Office of Communications and MArketing) for Rising Young Professional from the Volunteer Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
As a public institution, the university is bound by many laws and regulations that can make the procurement process less than efficient, but Reagan has implemented several initiatives to make the process better.
University of Tennessee employees from every part of the state are coming together in support of creating more diverse learning and working environments through a first-ever, University-wide summit on Wednesday in Murfreesboro.