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Search Underway for UT President

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees is searching for a president of the University of Tennessee. Dr. Stephanie Bellar, of the UTC Department of Political Science serves on the UT Presidential search committee, which is scheduled to meet on the UTC campus Tuesday, November 11 from 4-6 p.m. in the Benwood Auditorium, Engineering, Math, and Computer Science Building at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets.

All Open Forums will be Web cast and can be viewed online.

Andrea Loughry, who chairs the trustees' Presidential Search committee, said the events are part of the search committee and council commitment to an inclusive, open process.

Search Committee members are: Loughry, who is from Murfreesboro; Jerry Jackson, Dyersburg; Rhynette Hurd, Memphis; Don Stansberry, Huntsville; Bill Stokely, Knoxville; Carol White, student trustee at Knoxville; Dr. Gary Sayler, faculty member at Knoxville;
and Dr. Stephanie Bellar, faculty member at Chattanooga.

Dr. Margaret Perry, chancellor emeritus of UT-Martin, is executive director of the search.

The 18-member UT Presidential Search Advisory Council has committees on Criteria, Advertising and Recruitment; Communications; and Due Diligence and Interview Planning.

Students on the advisory council are: Daniel Klyce, senior psychology major at Knoxville; Lacy Long, Health Science Center; Tiffany Trice, UT-Martin; and James Armour, UT-Chattanooga.

Representing alumni are: Jim Duke, president of the UT National Alumni Association; Spruell Driver, NAA president-elect; Debby Diddle; and Roger Dickson.

Charmagyne Akram, UT Health Science Center, is the non-exempt staff representative. The exempt staff member is Rebecca Peterson, Center for Industrial Services.

Faculty members are: Dr. Larry Hak, UT Health Science Center; Dr. Nancy Warren, UT Martin; Dr. Vic Bumphus, UT Chattanooga; and Dr. Peter Hoeyng, UT Knoxville.

Trustees serving on the council are Jim Murphy, Waymon Hickman, John Thornton and Susan Williams.

Your comments on the presidency of The University of Tennessee are welcome.
Please visit the presidential search webpage for more information.