Two More Chancellor Finalists Visit UT Knoxville This Week

Two more of the 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.

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Dr. Ellen Wartella
Dr. Wartella is currently executive vice chancellor/provost at the University of California, Riverside.

Public Forum: 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 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 Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the multipurpose room of the Black Cultural Center, 1800 Melrose Ave. No media availability is scheduled after this forum.

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Dr. Howard Johnson
Dr. Johnson is the former provost/vice president for academic affairs and is currently a math professor at the University of North Texas.

Public Forum: 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 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 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, in the Hodges Library 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.

The fifth and final candidate will visit campus next week. That candidate is Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek, currently senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida.

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

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