Wed
Jun 19 2019
11:11 am

The Institute of Agriculture campus is being merged into UT-Knoxville and the chancellor of the Ag campus is being demoted to a UT vice president.

In an email from UT Interim President Randy Boyd,

We believe there are many opportunities for improved alignment, impact and effectiveness, and that our faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters across the state will have the best insights.
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When we work together, the collective impact of the synergies and collaboration gained is far greater than the sum of the parts.

Hmmm... Not sure this is a great idea. The Ag campus is a huge asset to the university. But, hey if there are synergies.

mjw's picture

VC not VP

The demotion isn't the change of his title to Senior Vice-President, as Chancellor and Vice-President are both direct reports to the President. The demotion is the new Senior Vice-Chancellor position that makes him also a direct report to the UTK Chancellor. No bets on how long the dual report status lasts.

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