The UT Board of Trustees approved resolutions on Friday to honor two longtime employees who are retiring this year after more than forty years of service.
Board of Trustees News
UT is on track to achieving its most important operational and performance goals and making progress toward long-term sustainability, President Joe DiPietro told the Board of Trustees on Friday.
UT will award its eleventh and twelfth honorary degrees to a leader in the world of architecture and design and the founder of one of the world’s most innovative businesses.
Businessman, philanthropist, and UT graduate John D. Tickle has been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to serve on the UT Board of Trustees. Tickle is chairman of Strongwell Corporation and a 1965 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.
The Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent tuition increase as part of UT Knoxville’s $1.06 billion new fiscal year budget, which begins July 1.
At Thursday’s UT Board of Trustees meeting, President Joe DiPietro led a special tribute to President Emeritus Ed Boling, who died on June 18.
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Thursday and Friday, October 2 and 3, in the Hollingsworth Auditorium on the Institute of Agriculture campus.
The UT Board of Trustees honored President Emeritus Joseph E. Johnson with the Trustees’ Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the board.
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved a $2.05 billion system-wide budget Thursday and set student tuition and fees for all campuses. UT Knoxville in-state undergraduates will pay between 3 and 6 percent more for tuition beginning this fall. UT Knoxville now has three tuition rates as a result of changes to the 15-4 tuition model last year.
The university’s Nuclear Engineering Department has climbed from the twelfth-ranked program in US News and World Report to the fifth-ranked in just four years. One of the reasons why: the amount of research conducted in the department. That was a key point College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis and department head Wes Hines shared with the UT Board of Trustees Wednesday. Investment in research almost quadrupled from 2008 to 2013, climbing from $2.1 million to $8.2 million over that span.