Currie To Get $2.5 Million In UT Separation Agreement

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The University of Tennessee announced it has completed an amicable resolution parting ways with former Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics John Currie.

The University has agreed to pay John Currie $2.5 million payable as follows: Currie will be paid $2,220,454.60 no later than April 1, Currie has already been paid his salary for December 2017 through February 2018, and Currie will be paid his salary through March 22, 2018.

The separation payment will be paid in its entirety by the Athletics Department. No taxpayer dollars, no student tuition or fees, and no donor funds will be used to fund the separation payment.

The separation agreement with Currie was approved by the UTK Chancellor, the UT System Chief Financial Officer, the UT System President, and the Audit and Compliance Committee of the UT Board of Trustees.

Regarding Currie’s departure, UT Knoxville Chancellor Dr. Beverly Davenport said, “We wish John and his family well in their future endeavors. We are grateful for his contributions to the University of Tennessee which began more than two decades ago.”

Currie returned to UT on April 1, 2017, following eight-years as Director of Athletics at Kansas State. He previously served at UT in various capacities from 1997-2009.

UT officials said, "While at UT, Currie successfully completed hires in baseball and men’s tennis while also hiring several key senior administrators. He helped UT restore the Lady Vols name and logo, advanced the Master Plan for a $180 million renovation to historic Neyland Stadium, and worked on fostering productive relationships with the academic enterprise."

Currie said, “Mary Lawrence and I were blessed with the opportunity to return to the city where our three children were born and once again be part of the University of Tennessee family as Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics.

“It was my honor to work alongside our first-class UT athletics staff, coaches and student-athletes as well as our faculty, donors and many wonderful people throughout the University community. I look forward to seeing continued progress for the Vols and Lady Vols under Chancellor Davenport and Coach Fulmer’s leadership.”


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