UT Trustees Meet In Chattanooga To Name Dr. Angle As UTC Chancellor

Friday, March 1, 2013 - by Andrew Clark
Dr. Steven Angle
Dr. Steven Angle
- photo by Wes Schultz

The University of Tennessee’s board of trustees met Friday at 1 p.m. in Chattanooga and voted to name Dr. Steven Angle of Wright State University the next chancellor of UTC.

At a press conference in UTC’s student center Dr. Joe DiPietro, president of the University of Tennessee system, announced that Dr. Angle had been voted chancellor just moments before in the Heritage Room within that facility.

Dr. DiPietro thanked the search committee that found Dr. Angle. Dr. DiPietro characterized Angle as a “good fit” for UTC.

Dr. DiPietro went on to praise interim chancellor Dr. Grady Bogue, thanking him for his service to the university.

“There were three finalists for the chancellor position,”explained Dr. DiPietro. “And one emerged with talents above all others.” 

Dr. Angle, according to Dr. DiPietro, has been through the teaching ranks, having served as provost at Wright State University since 2007, and having served at the University of California, Riverside, and at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

“Wow, what a day,” said Dr. Angle as he approached the podium.

“You are the reason I am here,” said Dr. Angle of the students, faculty and staff at UTC.

Dr. Angle expressed his excitement for the prospect of “Building a greater institution, and learning the traditions and culture of UTC.”

Dr. Angle, too, expressed his gratitude to the Chattanooga community for the “warm hospitality” extended to his family in recent days.

“I thank you so much for this opportunity,” said Dr. Angle.

When asked about UTC’s absence of an athletic director, Dr. Angle said that he would confer with Dr. Bogue first thing Monday morning.

July 1 is Dr. Angle’s official start date, but he expressed a sense of urgency in appointing an athletic director well before the summer.

“This is a search that needs to get going very quickly,” said Dr. Angle.

A reporter referenced previous chancellor Dr. Richard Brown’s characterization of UTC athletics as the “front porch” of the university.

“Athletics are the ‘front door,’” said Dr. Angle.

Dr. Angle's wife and children
Dr. Angle's wife and children
- Photo2 by Wes Schultz

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