Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has received a top alumni award from Texas A&M University. He was given the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award Saturday at his alma mater in College Station, Texas. Cheek, a 1969 graduate of Texas A&M, was lauded for his mission to make UT a Top 25 public research university, citing record total research expenditures in 2012.
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In February 2011, Chancellor Cheek challenged the campus community to work together to reduce our energy consumption. The Chancellor’s Challenge is now over, and the results are in. The campus has reduced electricity use by one-kilowatt hour per square foot over this past year. We have also saved more than $900,000 in electricity costs.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is now on the board of directors of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, the nation’s oldest, and one of its leading, higher education associations. He also has been appointed chairman of APLU’s Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources and a member of its Energy Forum.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and Provost Susan Martin reflect on their own college experiences and some of the faculty members who played important roles in their lives.
UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is chairing the search committee to fill the UT Institute of Agriculture chancellor vacancy. He invites the UT community to help in the search process for this important position in the statewide UT System.
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 President Jan Simek and Chancellor Jimmy Cheek will meet with UT Knoxville staff members from 3 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium. This event is part of the President’s statewide tour of campuses and institutes. We hope you will be a part of his visit and take this opportunity to hear more about the university’s strategic initiatives, as well as challenges and opportunities for the future.
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.
UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek lent a helping hand yesterday to Knoxville Habitat for Humanity’s “Blitz Build,” an effort to construct six homes in seven days in the Mechanicsville neighborhood.