Division of Student Life News

Eleventh Annual Alex Haley Auction and Golf Tournament to be Held May 4–5

UT supporters will have the chance to play golf with some well-known names while raising money for scholarships benefiting African-American students. The eleventh annual Alex Haley Scholarship Benefit Auction and Celebrity Golf Tournament takes place Sunday and Monday, May 4 and 5. A reception and auction will take place on Sunday at the Marriott Hotel ballroom in downtown Knoxville. Former UT lettermen will team up with golfers at Monday’s golf tournament at Gettysvue Polo, Golf, and Country Club, and the winning team will represent UT at the Acura College Alumni Team Championship at Pinehurst.

Statement About Pi Kappa Phi

UT today took steps to revoke Pi Kappa Phi’s registration following a decision by the fraternity’s national office to close the chapter. The chapter cannot recolonize at UT until August 2017. The national office of Pi Kappa Phi notified the UT chapter on Friday, November 29, of its decision to close the chapter because “members were unable to abide by the fraternity’s standards of conduct.”

Vincent Carilli Named Vice Chancellor for Student Life

Vincent Carilli, current vice president for student affairs at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, will be UT’s new vice chancellor for Student Life. He will begin on January 1, 2014. Carilli previously worked at UT as dean of students from 2000 to 2001 and as associate dean of students from 1998 to 2000. He has also held academic leadership positions at Southern Illinois University and East Stroudsburg University.

View VC Candidate Sessions and Share Your Feedback

All four candidates for vice chancellor for student life have completed campus visits as part of the interview process. The archived webcasts for each candidate’s public session are now available on the search website. The search committee will be receiving feedback through the online anonymous web link until noon on Tuesday, October 8.

Final Candidate for VC for Student Life Visits Campus

Vincent Carilli, the final candidate for vice chancellor for student life, will host a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Carilli is vice president for student affairs at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Each of the candidates’ public sessions will be recorded and made available on the search website on October 3.

VC for Student Life Candidate Visits Campus

C. Renee Romano, the third of four candidates for vice chancellor for student life, will hold a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Romano is vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each of the candidates’ public sessions will be recorded and made available on the search website on October 3.

VC for Student Life Candidate Visits Campus

Daniel Pugh, the second of four candidates for vice chancellor for student life, will hold a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Monday, September 30, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Pugh is the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Arkansas. Each of the candidates’ public sessions will be recorded and made available on the search website on October 3.

VC for Student Life Candidate Visits Campus

Jean Kim, the first of four candidates for vice chancellor for student life, will hold a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Kim most recently served as the vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Each of the candidates’ public sessions will be recorded and made available on the search website on October 3.

Search for Vice Chancellor for Student Life

The search for the campus’s new vice chancellor for student life is now under way. This critical position serves on the chancellor’s cabinet and leads the Division of Student Life by engaging, serving, and supporting students throughout their academic careers at the university.

Disability Careers Office Highlighted as Nationwide Model

Almost half of college graduates with disabilities in the U.S. are unemployed. UT is tackling this problem through a one-of-a-kind partnership. The Disability Careers Office, established in 1999 as part of Career Services, links the resources from Career Services and the Office of Disability Services to assist students and alumni who have various disabilities to be competitive in their career search and connect to employers seeking a diverse workforce. The office is being presented as a model for other states at the National Governors Association institute to be held on May 10 in Pittsburgh and May 23 in Seattle.