Chancellor Angle Says UTC Growing At Rapid Pace; Set To Reach 15,000 Students In 5 Years

Friday, January 31, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
UTC Chancellor Steve Angle
UTC Chancellor Steve Angle
- photo by Hollie Webb

New UTC Chancellor Steve Angle told the Brainerd Kiwanis Club on Friday that UTC has grown almost 33 percent in the last 10 years while also increasing admissions standards.

And, the school is still growing; in five years, UTC is projected to have around 15,000 students.

He said the average student now comes into the university with a 3.4 high school gpa and an ACT score of 22.2. He said, "We have some outstanding students."

He emphasized that he wanted the university to remain affordable as it keeps growing. Right now, he said tuition costs approximately $8,000 per year.

He also stated, "We are the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, but we really are a part of Chattanooga." He told the Kiwanis Club members that he wanted to see students involved in the community through community service, involvement in the arts, and local internships.

He said he had spoken with Kim White of River City Company about developing easier access for students to the downtown area. He said he wanted them to be able "to take advantage of all this community has to offer."

Chancellor Angle also praised the UTC athletics; UTC has dominated the Southern Conference in wrestling for years. He noted that UTC also recently hired a new women's basketball coach, former Ohio State coach Jim Foster.

As far as graduate programs, he said UTC now has a "top notch" physical therapy program, with students coming in with an average 3.9 gpa. As other programs in the graduate school grow, he said they will be "trying to target community need."

On campus, over $300 million has been invested in capital projects.

He told the audience, "We're an exciting place with a lot going on."


Lee’s English Language Center To Offer Free English Classes

For the fifth year, Lee University’s Department of Language and Literature will offer free ESL classes to the community this fall through the English Language Center from Sept. 10-Nov. 19.    The English Language Center offers four levels of classes – Beginning I, Beginning II, Intermediate, and Advanced - so that students are able to focus their learning at the level ... (click for more)

LearningRx Chattanooga Partners With Chattanooga School Of Language To Provide Additional Training Center Location

In partnership with the Chattanooga School of Language, LearningRx Chattanooga is expanding its services to an additional training center location closer to downtown. The Chattanooga School of Language recently celebrated the opening of its new location at 1391 Holmes Street and is pleased to provide a space for LearningRx to have an additional training location for their students, ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center May Get Bankruptcy Trustee Who Would Focus On Sale Of Fort Oglethorpe Hospital

Hutcheson Medical Center may be headed for appointment of a bankruptcy trustee, who would focus on the sale of the financially-strapped Fort Oglethorpe hospital. An attorney told a bankruptcy court judge in Rome, Ga., on Wednesday afternoon that a buyer is discussing paying over $20 million for all the assets of the community hospital. Attorney Rob Williamson ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center Unsecured Creditors Committee Asks Trustee Be Appointed For Fort Oglethorpe Hospital; Asks Bankruptcy Not Be Dismissed

The Unsecured Creditors Committee of Hutcheson Medical Center is opposing a motion by U.S. Trustee Guy Gebhardt for a bankruptcy judge to dismiss the bankruptcy for the financially-ailing Fort Oglethorpe hospital.   Instead, the group is asking Judge Paul Bonapfel to appoint a trustee to oversee the Hutcheson finances. In a 16-page motion, the committee said if the bankruptcy ... (click for more)

Who's Responsible For East Ridge's Stadium? - And Response (2)

There just can be no excuse for East Ridge High School's stadium being in such dangerous condition that it has been condemned.   Where is responsible for this? I know there are a few other stadiums like this as well. And there is no excuse for this.  Building new and beautiful schools, state of the art technology. Top athletic facilities as well. Yet, East Ridge ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Five Straight Days Of Football

If I covered my first high school football game as a fledging sports when I was 16 years old, and I am now 66, I figure that’s darn near about a half-century of passes and punts. The mystifying part is that I still get as big of a kick hovering around the game as I did on my very first time so as we usher in the start of the college season with five straight days of games, here ... (click for more)