Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek News

Chancellor’s Office Hours to be Held November 6


Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek invites faculty and staff to meet with him during his open office hours throughout the day on Friday, November 6. Appointments must be arranged in advance. Please send an e-mail to by the close of business on Friday, October 30.

Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour Spreads Vol Cheer at Nine High Schools


The first Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour concluded Thursday with a stop at Farragut High School. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek brought great news to thirty Knox County students this week by dropping into their classrooms to hand deliver an offer of admission. The Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour began on Sunday, September 20, and traveled more than 1,300 miles to visit nine high schools in eight cities across the state. Seniors who applied to UT in early August were among the first to be admitted to the Class of 2020.

Picnic on the Plaza Celebrates Faculty, Staff, Retirees

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Knoxville-area faculty, staff, and retirees are invited to Picnic on the Plaza, to be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, at the Humanities Amphitheater. Hosted by Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek with support from the Institute of Agriculture, the Institute for Public Service, and President Joe DiPietro, the Picnic on the Plaza is a special event to celebrate UT’s faculty and staff and thank them for their service and excellence.