The award began in 1973 and as of Friday’s presentation, it has gone to a total of 90 recipients who include ORNL lab directors, scientists, and distinguished statesmen such as Howard Baker and Al Gore. Millhorn won the award for his leadership with both UT and ORNL.
Stacey Patterson, University of Tennessee associate vice president for research since 2015, was confirmed by vote of the UT Board of Trustees Nov. 3 as the University’s next vice president for research, outreach and economic development.
Patterson fills a vacancy created by David Millhorn’s move to the position of UT senior vice president emeritus and national laboratory relations advisor. Patterson’s appointment is effective as of July 1, 2017, and she will serve in an interim role until the UT Board of Trustees acts on DiPietro’s recommendation of her appointment in November.