UTC Vice Chancellor Chuck Cantrell is facing a public indecency charge.
He was arrested on Sunday at Cinema One on Rossville Boulevard.
Members of the city police Special Investigations Unit paid a visit to Cinema One after allegations that sexual activity was taking place inside the business.
Police said after entering the building they found Cantrell and Joseph Wiram engaged in a sex act.
Wiram is coordinator for veterans student services at UTC.
He was also charged with public indecency.
Another man, Scott Jarrett, 49, of Murfreesboro, was arrested after police said they observed him in self-gratification inside the business.
Cantrell was taken to the County Jail on the misdemeanor charge.
He is due to appear in General Sessions Court before Judge Lila Statom on Jan. 2 at 1:30 p.m.
Cantrell is associate vice chancellor for communications and marketing.
A UTC employee for over 25 years, he is UTC’s primary spokesperson and he manages the campus’s operations in media relations, publications, marketing, advertising, web development, social media, and video production.