Todd Diacon has been named Executive Director for Academic Assessment and Program Support for the University of Tennessee System, effective July 15. Prior to this appointment, he served as vice provost for academic operations at UT Knoxville.
After more than a year of intense planning, The University of Tennessee has partnered with AstroTurf®, the iconic synthetic grass brand, to create the Center for Safer Athletic Fields, which will compare natural grass playing surfaces to synthetic surfaces. With the goal of improving athletic performance and reducing injuries, this initiative will provide the most comprehensive, on-going comparison of synthetic surfaces to natural grass.
University of Tennessee Men’s Athletics Director Mike Hamilton has been awarded a new contract with increased compensation.
Brentwood businessman Dan Brown has been elected to serve as the 2009-2010 president of the more than 300,000-member University of Tennessee Alumni Association.
The University of Tennessee announced today the creation of the Tennessee Fund, designed to consolidate and streamline the athletic benefit program, ensure equity in the program, and eliminate any confusion for donors regarding tax deductibility of their gifts.