Message from the Provost

portrait of Provost Jerald Ainsworth

Provost Jerald Ainsworth

I am delighted to welcome you to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s (UTC) website. As Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, I serve as the chief academic officer for UTC and I am responsible for all academic and research programs at the University.  

UTC serves its students and the community through comprehensive academic programs available in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate majors. The University enhances 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; students are included as junior scholars-in-training to actively develop their own unique career opportunities through sponsored research and service-learning projects.

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

A. Jerald Ainsworth

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