Commission for Blacks News

Commissions to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick recently held listening sessions with three key campus advisory groups—the Commission for Blacks, the Commission for Women, and the Commission for LGBT People.

Trailblazer: Mark Dean a Pioneer in Many Ways

For his contributions as a computer scientist, an inventor, and someone who helped shape the modern world, Mark Dean is being honored as the Trailblazer Series speaker for February. He’ll speak about his life and career at 12:30 p.m. on February 26 in the auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library.

Commission for Blacks Hosts Panel on Retaining African-Americans in Knoxville

The UT Commission for Blacks seeks to bridge the gap between UT’s African American community and the city of Knoxville and is hosting a discussion panel, “Engaging your City: Retention of African Americans in Knoxville.” The public is invited and lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. The panel is at noon on Tuesday, November 12, in the College of Law, Room 135, and will feature Mayor Madeline Rogero and others.