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.
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In June, the University will seek approval from the Board of Trustees to file a cy pres court action to permit the sale of the property. If approved, proceeds from the sale will be directed to establish an endowment to fund scholarships for lower income students.
Plowman, currently executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will be recommended to the Board of Trustees during a special meeting on Friday, May 3. She served previously on the UT Knoxville faculty and led the management department in the Haslam College of Business.
Interim President Randy Boyd has announced the creation of “UT Promise,” a transformative scholarship that will provide free tuition to qualifying Tennessee residents enrolling at UT campuses located in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin.
From making significant changes in the world of medicine to helping underprivileged people across the globe, the 2019 UT President’s Award winners represent the impact the University has on the state and beyond.