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.
The search for the next chancellor of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture began today with the first meeting of the search committee. Nominations are being sought and a timeline has been set to have the new chancellor in place during the first quarter of 2017.
Four career higher education leaders have been selected as finalists in the search for the next University of Tennessee at Martin chancellor. Interviews will begin Aug. 29.