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:

Sanderson To Speak At Lee Winter Commencement

Dr. Carla Sanderson, vice president of Chamberlain College of Nursing, will deliver the address at Lee University’s winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the Conn Center.  Dr. Sanderson is the vice president of accreditation and professional regulation at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Previously, she served for 32 years as provost and executive ... (click for more)

Von Streber Named Crosby Scholar

Lee University student Guilherme von Streber was the recipient of the 2015 Crosby Scholarship, presented by Lee President Dr. Paul Conn during a chapel service.  The Crosby Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. Henry Crosby, a close friend of Dr. Conn and his wife Darlia. Faculty members nominate a young man entering his junior year for the scholarship. ... (click for more)

Shots Fired From Vehicle; Police Locate Car And Arrest 5 Youths With Guns

Chattanooga Police said shots were fired from a vehicle on Friday afternoon, then officers located the vehicle and arrested five youths with guns.   That comes after a spate of shooting violence in which two women were killed and several other people injured by bullets.   Just after 4 p.m. Friday,  officers with the Chattanooga Police Department responded ... (click for more)

City Considering Measure That Would Require City Employees To Be Tennessee Residents

The City Council is considering an ordinance that would require city employees to be residents of the state of Tennessee. The city has employees who live in North Georgia and North Alabama and that is allowed.  If the ordinance is approved by the City Council, it still would need to be okayed by a majority of city voters in an election. The measure will be considered ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Can’t ‘Ban The Box’

I know a man who has over 20 former convicts from federal prisons who either work for him or who have retired with their dignity, pride, and self-worth restored. Better yet, I know some of them, men who have done “hard time” in prisons so wretched none of us would dare to go. So on the surface I applaud City Councilman Yusef Hakeem for seeing ways to get formerly incarcerated men ... (click for more)