The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is part of the UT system, a statewide institution governed by a twenty-six-member Board of Trustees, all of whom are appointed by the governor of Tennessee.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is our chief operating officer and is responsible for the administration and management of the flagship campus in Knoxville. The chancellor also sits on the UT-Battelle Board of Governors. As an officer of the University of Tennessee system, he reports to the president and is elected annually by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the president.
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Susan Martin oversees the academic activities of the campus and reports directly to the chancellor. The chancellor’s senior staff oversees other aspects of the university in divisions that include finance and administration, communications, student life, athletics, research and engagement, development and alumni affairs, and human resources.
The Volunteer Spirit is driving our journey to become a Top 25 public research university and creating "wow" moments all across our campus. We are sharing some of our best "wow" moments in this report.