Following the success of a two-year set of self-imposed budget restraints in 2015, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro informed the Board of Trustees Wednesday that the University is preparing another set of cost-saving goals.
Michelle Crowder, assistant director of the University of Tennessee Office of Capital Projects, has been named to serve as interim executive director of the department, succeeding Robbi Stivers who assumes a new position with California State University in April.
The award, presented by Keep Knoxville Beautiful, is designated for properties that incorporate renewable materials, energy efficiency, LEED certification and other sustainable building practices.
From working on nuclear security to operating a regional biocontainment laboratory to active shooter response training and more, the University of Tennessee is helping keep America safe.
“I believe that we are living in a transformational time,” Joe DiPietro said before a crowd of legislators, alumni and friends at the Nashville Public Library. “One day, future generations of Tennesseans will look back at where we stand now as the moment when our state took a tremendous leap forward.”