Tim Cross, longtime University of Tennessee leader, faculty member, and interim chancellor of the UT Institute of Agriculture since September, has been selected by UT President Joe DiPietro to serve as permanent chancellor.
Finalists in the search for the next chancellor to lead the statewide University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have been named, and they include one longtime UT administrator and two career higher education leaders. Interviews begin Nov. 30.
Pending board approval, Davenport will join UT Knoxville on Feb. 15, 2017. Davenport, currently interim president of the University of Cincinnati, will be the first woman to lead the Knoxville campus.
Three uniquely qualified higher education leaders have been selected as finalists in the search for the next University of Tennessee, Knoxville, chancellor. Finalists will meet with campus leaders and key faculty, staff, student, alumni and community members.
Higher education and the University of Tennessee are critical to the state, even as Tennessee is currently experiencing a “tailwind” of prosperity, Gov. Bill Haslam told the UT Board of Trustees at its fall meeting Friday.