UT-Knoxville Names New Academic Affairs Administrators(290)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–Two new appointments in academic affairs have been made at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the campus’ vice chancellor for academic affairs announced Monday.

 Dr. John Peters said Dr. Clifton Woods has been named associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Dr. Faye Julian has been promoted from associate dean to dean for undergraduate academic affairs.

 Woods and Julian replace Dr. Linda Maxson, who held both positions and is leaving to become dean of arts and sciences at the University of Iowa.

 Woods came to UT-Knoxville in 1974. He is a chemistry professor and was serving as associate dean of arts and sciences before his new appointment. He earned a B.S. degree from North Carolina Central University in 1966, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organic chemistry from North Carolina State University.

 “Dr. Woods has provided outstanding service to this university for many years,” Peters said. “He is highly respected by his peers and very knowledgeable about issues important to faculty. I am delighted that he will be joining my staff.”

 Julian is a professor of speech communications who came to UT-Knoxville in 1962. As associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs, she directed the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at UT-Knoxville.

Julian earned her B.A. from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in 1959, and received her master’s and Ph.D in communications at UT-Knoxville.

 “Dr. Julian is an able and experienced academic administrator who has played a key role in developing our Center for Undergraduate Excellence,” Peters said. “I am pleased to have her continue this important work as dean of undergraduate academic affairs.”

 UT will choose an acting associate dean to fill the post vacated by Woods, Peters said. No new appointment will be made to associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs, he said.

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 Contact: Dr. John Peters (423-974-3265)