The Campaign for Tennessee, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the 216-year history of the University of Tennessee, has reached its $1-billion goal 18 months ahead of schedule. While the campaign’s official end is not until December 2011, a total of $1,023,331,880 already has been committed.
EMJ Construction of Chattanooga has been awarded the contract to oversee initial infrastructure development and site prep for the University of Tennessee’s multi-use research campus, Cherokee Farm, and work is beginning this week.
Scott Rabenold, director of the Campaign for Tennessee and associate vice chancellor for development at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be named interim vice president for development and alumni affairs for the UT System. He also will serve as president of the UT Foundation.
Henry Nemcik, vice president for development and alumni affairs and president of the UT Foundation, has announced his intent to resign and accept a new position at another university. His resignation is effective Sept. 13, 2010.
University of Tennessee at Martin officials expect the spring graduating class to be the largest in history. A total of 696 students are projected to receive diplomas. UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes will preside over commencement that begins at 11 a.m., May 15, in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center.