Patterson fills a vacancy created by David Millhorn’s move to the position of UT senior vice president emeritus and national laboratory relations advisor. Patterson’s appointment is effective as of July 1, 2017, and she will serve in an interim role until the UT Board of Trustees acts on DiPietro’s recommendation of her appointment in November.
The 1.8 percent undergraduate tuition increase trustees approved is the lowest increase since 1984 and marks three consecutive years of increases at or below 3 percent—a first since the UT system was established in 1968.
A projected University of Tennessee funding gap has been cut from $377 million to $122 million, President Joe DiPietro told UT trustees, but more work needs to be done.
Linda Hendricks Harig, University of Tennessee vice president of human resources since 2008, has announced she will retire at the end of 2017.
A proposal to hold tuition increases to record lows for three consecutive years is unprecedented in the history of the University of Tennessee system and on its way to consideration by members of the UT Trustees Finance and Administration Committee.