published Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

List of candidates for UTC chancellor now down to three people

A sign marks an entrance to the UTC campus.
A sign marks an entrance to the UTC campus.
Photo by Angela Lewis /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

NASHVILLE — The list of candidates seeking to lead the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as its next chancellor is now three, officials said.

Following a round of open forums on the campus, the search committee whittled the group of five applicants to three.

Dr. Diane Allen, Dr. Steve Angle and Dr. Harold Jones accepted the search committee’s invitation to return for a week of follow up interviews beginning Monday.

The search committee is comprised of UTC representatives and leadership from UTC and chaired by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington. 

“We’re grateful to have had such an excellent group to consider, and their caliber is a compliment to the stature of UT Chattanooga and the quality of leadership the chancellor position attracts,” Arrington said in a news release.

  Finalists will now meet with Gov. Bill Haslam, who is UT’s chairman, as well as UT President Joe DiPietro and his executive staff and UT trustees including Chattanooga-area members.

Chancellors of UT Knoxville, UT Martin, the UT Health Science Center and the Agriculture Institute’s Arrington will participate as well.

Interviews wrap up on Feb. 8 and DiPietro will select one of the three finalists to recommend to the UT Board of Trustees at its February meeting on the Chattanooga campus.

Trustees must then vote on the recommendation.

Allen is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and professor at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md. Angle is senior vice president and a professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Jones is dean of the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The new chancellor will replace Roger Brown, who retired Sept. 30. The search committee began the process of choosing Brown’s successor in late August and has been assisted by Parker Executive Search.

Complete information on the search process and finalists’ credentials and professional backgrounds are online at: www.tennessee.edu/chancellorsearch/utc/

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