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

Friday, March 01, 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

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADKINS, PAMELA FAYE     10120 CLARE CIR SODDY DAISY, 37379     47     Chattanooga          THEFT OF PROPERTY ALFORD, FREDERERICK LEE     1726 WILSON ST APT B CHATTANOOGA, 37406     57     Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Alexander Seeks To Create Jobs In Tennessee, And Replace Chickamauga Lock

At a press conference with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce outside LTJ Steel, Senator Lamar Alexander said, "The first thing we need to do in Washington is lift the big, red blanket of Obama rules and regulations off the free enterprise system so people can get about the business of creating jobs." He said, "My goal for a long time in this state is to make Tennessee a place where ... (click for more)

A Slap In The Face To Local Police Applicants

Little Andy has once again shown what he thinks about the Chattanooga Police Department by ignoring all the applicants from within the department. There were several great candidates within the police department that had as much experience as the chosen one from 1,000 miles away. This is a slap in the face for any officer who is at the Chattanooga Police Department who has aspirations ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Northwestern Players Vote

The National Labor Relations Board, 0-1 this week after the United Auto Workers cancelled a hearing one hour before it was to begin in Chattanooga, has another chance for a last-minute finish today. In what will be under a more harsh light, the Northwestern University football team is expected to vote on whether to become a union Friday morning. Yesterday afternoon there remained ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Soccer Remains Undefeated, Clinches 7-A/AA Regular-Season Title

The Signal Mountain boys’ soccer team did more than just spoil Notre Dame’s senior night on Thursday. After Robert Schorr scored off Graham Eschmann’s throw-in in the opening minute, the Eagles went on to preserve their unbeaten record and secure their first-ever District 7-A/AA regular-season title with a 2-0 victory over the Irish. But even the very early lead wasn’t ... (click for more)

Ninth Inning Rally Gives Lookouts 5-4 Win Over Barons

The Lookouts trailed by a run entering the bottom of the ninth  -- headed for their third consecutive loss. Chattanooga rallied for two runs to pull the game out, 5-4.  Details to follow. (click for more)