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Message from the Provost

As Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs I am delighted to welcome you to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) website. The Provost serves as the chief academic officer for UTC and is responsible for all academic and research programs at the University. UTC is proud to be an engaged, metropolitan university with comprehensive academic programs available in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate majors, currently serving over 10,000 students.

Along with its traditional academic mission, UTC serves the broader community while enhancing the educational experiences of its students through its extensive research and outreach efforts. The outstanding UTC faculty forms a creative and prestigious “community of scholars” to which students are included as junior scholars-in-training to actively develop their own unique career opportunities. This frequently involves student participation in sponsored research and/or service-learning projects with regional, national and international significance.

UTC is truly an exceptional place to receive a premier yet affordable education, and Chattanooga offers an incredibly picturesque and exciting setting to pursue your career interests. All of us in the Division of Academic Affairs are here to assist you in anyway possible to reach your educational goals. I encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunities available here at UTC.

A. Jerald Ainsworth
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


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