Keith Carver, chancellor at the University of Tennessee at Martin, will serve as the new leader of the UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA). Pending board approval, Carver will begin March 1.
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Names from across the national political spectrum make up the 13-member Board of Fellows advising the Institute of American Civics at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
Linda C. Martin has agreed to serve on an interim basis following the Aug. 31 retirement of Tim Cross. The university will launch a search this fall to fill the role permanently.
Cross has been with the UT Institute of Agriculture for 27 years, leading UTIA since 2016. Prior to that, he served as dean of UT Extension from 2008 to 2016 and assistant dean from 2001 to 2006.
“We are thankful to the DOE for its support of this program that will deliver a top-tier interdisciplinary workforce talent in emerging fields for industry, government and academia,” UT President Randy Boyd said.