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Our Administration

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. CheekChancellor 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 Susan MartinProvost 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.

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Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway