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Honors bestowed on three administrators

Richard Brown, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations, defended his dissertation and the degree of Doctor of Education was conferred upon him by Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, where he was awarded the institution’s dissertation excellence award. Brown’s area of study in professional practice included higher education administration, leadership of educational organizations, and current research in methods of teaching and learning.

"Richard Brown already has outstanding experience and a solid understanding of higher education administration. This degree is an important milestone on his career path, which will lead him to top level executive leadership. We are very proud of his success," said Chancellor Roger Brown.

Monty Wilson, Assistant Vice Chancellor, IT Division, was named the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award at the annual Tennessee Higher Education Information Technology Symposium. Wilson is the first UTC representative to receive the honor. Past recipients of the award hail from both private and public institutions of higher education.

“Monty Wilson is perhaps one of the most innovative, progressive thinking, and technically prepared Information Technology Officers in the country,” said Dr. Richard Brown, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations. “He is also one of the best managers within the Finance and Operations Division. Monty is very sensitive to the on-going development of his staff, and contributes greatly to the overall success of our operations.”

Wilson has been with UTC for the last twelve years, and he has guided the University through a technology transformation over the last seven years.

Mary Tanner, dean and professor of Health, Education and Professional Studies, was recently honored by Girls Incorporated of Chattanooga. Tanner was recognized as a woman who has changed Chattanooga at the 2005 Women’s History Month Unbought and Unbossed Breakfast and Awards Presentation in memory of Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress, and the first African-American major-party candidate for the Presidency.

Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be “strong, smart, and bold,” and responds to the changing needs of girls through research-based programs and public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights.

July 18, 2005

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