Field Narrows For UTC Chancellor

Monday, February 4, 2013

Following a round of open forums on campus, a group of five candidates has been narrowed to three finalists for the position of chancellor of UTC.

Dr. Diane Allen, Dr. Steve Angle and Dr. Harold Jones have accepted the search committee’s invitation to return for a week of follow-up interviews which began Monday. The finalists will meet with Governor Bill Haslam, who is chairman of the UT Board of Trustees; UT President Joe DiPietro and his executive staff; UT Trustees Vice Chairman Don Stansberry and Chattanooga-area trustees; and the chancellors of UT Knoxville, UT Martin, the UT Health Science Center, and the UT Institute of Agriculture.

Dr. Allen is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and professor at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. Dr. Angle is senior vice president and a professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Jones is dean of the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The search committee is comprised of representatives and leadership from UT Chattanooga and the campus community and chaired by UT Institute of Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington. 

“The search committee presented President DiPietro with a strong pool of candidates, and he was pleased with the finalist recommendations,” Chancellor Arrington said. “The committee has done great work, most recently in narrowing the group of five very impressive candidates to the three excellent finalists.

“We’re grateful to have had such an excellent group to consider, and their caliber is a compliment to the stature of UT Chattanooga and the quality of leadership the chancellor position attracts.” 

Following the week of interviews that conclude on Friday, plans are for President DiPietro to select one of the three finalists to recommend to the UT Board of Trustees at its February meeting on the Chattanooga campus. UT campus chancellors are elected to their positions by the UT Board, which will vote on the finalist President DiPietro recommends for the UT Chattanooga post.

The new chancellor will replace Roger Brown, who retired Sept. 30. The search committee began the process of choosing Brown’s successor in late August and has been assisted by Parker Executive Search.

Complete information on the search process and finalists’ credentials and professional backgrounds are online at: www.tennessee.edu/chancellorsearch/utc.


Jasso Presents At The International Leadership Conference In Paraguay

Lee University’s Dr. Hermilo Jasso presented at the International Leadership Conference sponsored by the John Maxwell Team of Paraguay.  The conference was attended by over 150 participants from different levels of the business world including more than 20 middle and upper-level managers from Bank Itaú, the largest financial conglomerate in Latin America.   Dr. Jasso’s ... (click for more)

Cleveland State Employees Receive In-Service Awards

Two Cleveland State Community College employees received awards at a staff in-service.   Emily Hill received the Rising Star Award, while Sheila Smith received the Excellence Award.  The Rising Star Award goes to an employee who has less than three years and a minimum of six months of service to CSCC, displays a positive attitude and a spirit of enthusiasm, ... (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Non-Custodial Father Who Picked Up Children At Chattanooga Daycare Is Caught In Ohio

A non-custodial father who picked up his children at a Chattanooga daycare and headed north has been caught in Ohio. T ony Thomas and the children have been located in Toledo. T homas is in custody in Lucas County and awaiting extradition. T he children were unharmed and will be in Child Protective Services custody until the mother is able to pick them up. ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Pre-Fourth Observations

I hate to do this, right on the heels of my monthly ‘Walk in the Garden,’ but I have more things on my desk that I dare not leave unnoticed before tomorrow’s Star-Spangled celebration. Foremost is the plea to anyone who shoots off firecrackers to please wear eye protection and ask watchers to stand back. Our eye doctors say firecracker-related injuries have doubled in the last three ... (click for more)