In addition to approving her hire, trustees also approved her compensation package and tenure in a faculty appointment in the department of management. Plowman’s first day at UT Knoxville will be July 1.
Four uniquely qualified finalists have been selected in the search for the next chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Finalists will participate in on-campus interviews and public forum sessions April 16-18.
The search committee, chaired by Keith Carver, chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin, will officially launch the search in January with hopes to name a chancellor in May.
Wayne Davis, dean of the Tickle College of Engineering will serve as interim chancellor for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Davis has agreed to serve in the role for six to twelve months. He takes office on Monday, May 7.
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.