Jimmy G. Cheek, chancellor of UT Knoxville and an expert in agricultural and natural resources, spoke today at a meeting of the International Fertilizer Development Center held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
UT Knoxville faculty, students and staff were recognized for their service and accomplishments at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet held Monday at the University Center. Hosted by Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, the annual event honors members of the campus community.
Make plans to attend “Chatting with Chancellor Cheek,” a brown bag lunch with the UT Knoxville chancellor, at noon Monday, March 15, in the University Center Shiloh Room. Presented by the Exempt Staff Council, this event is open to all UT employees as an opportunity to learn more about what is happening both in higher education and at UT.
Even during challenging economic times, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is making progress on key strategic goals by adding as many as 77 new graduate assistantships and fellowships in just this past year.
Thank you to everyone who came to the first annual all-faculty meeting on Monday. Interim President Jan Simek, Faculty Senate President Toby Boulet and I shared information on the state of the university system, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and its faculty.
“I’m pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Susan Martin as provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs for the Knoxville campus,” says UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek.
UT Knoxville welcomed Jimmy G. Cheek as its seventh chancellor Friday during an investiture ceremony held in his honor. The event, held to formally acknowledge Cheek’s new role, in which he has been serving since Feb. 1, also provided an opportunity for Cheek to lay out his vision for UT Knoxville to an audience comprising trustees, faculty, staff, students, alumni and representatives of government and other institutions of higher education.
I hope that you will join me Thursday, April 16, to hear from UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek about the university’s budget and the impact of the stimulus.
Faculty, students and staff were recognized at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet Monday night at the University Center. The banquet is the largest UT honors event of the year, and the first for Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, who saluted the accomplishments of key members of the campus community.
It is an honor to begin serving today as chancellor of the Knoxville campus. I’m happy to officially become a Tennessee Volunteer. I look forward to spending time with members of the faculty and staff as well as the student body to learn about our strengths and the wonderful traditions of the university. My primary focus over these next months will be listening and learning as much about the campus and our extended community as I can.