Vincent Carilli News

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.

Call for Nominations: Courage to Climb Awards

As a commitment to celebrating and supporting UT’s outstanding students, the Courage to Climb award seeks to recognize those who show promise in the areas of research, community service, promotion of civility and inclusion, leadership development, and/or campus involvement.

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.