The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) celebrated the researchers whose achievements made 2018 a record-breaking year at the annual Innovation Awards ceremonies, held December 4 in Memphis and December 5 in Knoxville.
The center is the result of collaboration between the Tennessee Departments of Transportation and Tourist Development, as well as the University of Tennessee, which oversees the 5-megawatt, 25-acre West Tennessee Solar Farm surrounding the building.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam appointed 20 members to the new advisory boards for each of the four campuses within the University of Tennessee system. The advisory boards were created under the UT FOCUS Act passed by the General Assembly last session.
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.
During the months prior to taking office, Randy Boyd traveled the state to listen and learn from many stakeholders both inside and outside of the University of Tennessee system. From those discussions, he outlined six primary objectives to accomplish during his tenure.