First Two Chancellor Finalists Visit UT Knoxville This Week

The first two of five finalists for UT Knoxville chancellor visit campus this week. Each candidate will interview for two days and participate in two campus community forums, each an hour long. These forums will provide the opportunity for faculty, staff, students and members of the community to meet the candidates, ask them questions and submit feedback to those involved in the search process.

*** THE CANDIDATES ***:

Dr. David Young
Dr. Young is now the senior vice president for academic affairs at Arizona State University.

Public Forum: 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, in Hodges Library Auditorium. The candidate will be available to talk to the media for 10 minutes immediately following the forum.

A second forum will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the University Center Auditorium. No media availability is scheduled after this forum.

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Dr. Jennie Hunter-Cevera
Dr. Hunter-Cevera is now the president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.

Public Forum: 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the University Center Auditorium. The candidate will be available to talk to the media for 10 minutes immediately following the forum.

A second forum will be held at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the University Center Auditorium. No media availability is scheduled after this forum.

The campus community forums will be Webcast live and archived on the chancellor search Web site, http://chancellor.utk.edu/search/. This Web site also features more information about each of the candidates, including their photos and curriculum vitae.

Audience members, those viewing the Webcast and all members of the campus community will be invited to submit feedback about the candidates. Feedback can be submitted online at http://chancellor.utk.edu/search/evaluation/index.shtml.

In addition to Drs. Young and Hunter-Cevera, other finalists are Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, University of Florida; Dr. Howard Johnson, former provost/vice president for academic affairs and now a math professor, University of North Texas; and Dr. Ellen Wartella, executive vice chancellor/provost, University of California, Riverside.

Their visits are scheduled later this month.

A 21-member committee selected the finalists in August. Chaired by Hap McSween, Distinguished Professor of Science and head of the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, the committee represents a broad-based group of faculty, staff, students and community leaders.

Contact:

Amy Blakely, media relations, (865) 974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu