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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.

Introducing UT’s Experience Learning Initiative


Experience Learning is a bold new initiative to transform the educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students at UT. Over a five year period, UT will give students more opportunities to be involved in civic engagement, to solve complex real-world problems, and to contribute to the welfare of their communities as part of their regular coursework.

R. J. Hinde Appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

RJ Hinde

R. J. Hinde, who has been an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for more than seven years, has been appointed the new vice provost for academic affairs. He will begin his new role on August 1.

Melanie D. Wilson Named College of Law Dean

Melanie D. Wilson

Melanie D. Wilson, professor of law, associate dean for academic affairs, and director of diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Law, will be the new dean of the UT College of Law. Wilson will begin on July 1, 2015.