The UT Knoxville Leadership Program provides participants an opportunity to learn about best practices in leadership while enhancing their understanding of the mission and function of the various units on campus. The program began with a three-day retreat in May, where participants discussed developing an authentic leadership style, characteristics of effective leaders, strategies for navigating change, developing a personal brand, and maintaining work/life balance.
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Students from universities and institutes around the world will soon begin arriving at UT as part of the International Lean Summer Program in the College of Engineering. Sponsored by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the program will bring almost 120 students to campus for a chance to study ways of reducing waste and increasing efficiency while partnering with students from countries around the world, beginning with an opening ceremony at the Foundry at World’s Fair Park on July 7.
More than 700 people paid tribute to Senator Howard H Baker Jr. on Monday on the UT campus. The alumnus and veteran died Thursday at his home in Huntsville, Tennessee. Yesterday his casket—draped in an American flag—was placed at the center of the rotunda of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Baker’s family gathered to greet friends, elected and appointed leaders, and many admirers throughout the day.
UT Police Department Lieutenant Donovan Ross graduated from the 255th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on June 13. Ross was one of seven law enforcement leaders from Tennessee invited to attend the 255th Session. His class included representatives from seventeen foreign countries and forty-six states and totaled 220 students. The National Academy Program operated by the FBI since 1935 has a rich history of networking senior law enforcement officials across the globe.
Senator Howard H. Baker Jr.’s body will lie in state at the Baker Center, 1640 Cumberland Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 30. Parking for the public and the media will be available in the White Avenue Garage, located on the corner of Sixteenth Street and White Avenue, just behind Clement Hall. Shuttles from the garage to the Baker Center will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pickup will be along White Avenue.
Howard H. Baker Jr., former US senator and founder of UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, died on Thursday, June 26. He was eighty-eight. Baker earned his law degree from the UT in 1949. The Baker Center was founded in 2003 as a nonpartisan institute devoted to education and research concerning public policy and civic engagement. Baker received the university’s first honorary doctorate in spring 2005.
Today we learned of the passing of Senator Howard H. Baker. “Our country has lost a great statesman and a great Tennessean,” said Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “Senator Baker will live on in our hearts forever as a man who believed that government was to serve the people.”
Frances Nash has been named assistant director of One Stop Express Student Services. Nash previously served as a counselor at One Stop, and in her new role she provides support in managing the daily activities of the center, assists with ongoing training of counselors, and serves as a resource for counselors and other staff who require information regarding enrollment services. In addition, she continues to assist students and families with their enrollment service needs.
Stephanie Kit has been named the interim director of Career Services. She previously served as the associate director of the office for more than sixteen years. In her new role, Kit will lead the Career Services staff in working with students through a range of career development offerings and with employers through recruitment services.
UT’s College of Law is one of the nation’s fifty-four best value law schools, according to The National Jurist magazine. The magazine looks at a number of academic and financial variables, including the law school’s tuition, student debt accumulation, employment success, bar passage rate, and cost of living. Employment is given the greatest weight, 35 percent, because of recent woes in hiring.