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.
During the UTAA Board of Governors June meeting, board members discussed how to enhance communication with constituents, recognized the association’s outstanding faculty award winners, approved the budget for academic enrichment programs, and elected new officers and board members.
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.
In this role, Fulmer will serve as an ambassador for the University system, support intercollegiate athletic programs in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin, and work with UT government relations and alumni affairs leadership to advocate for UT statewide.