2000 – 2003
UT Administrative Positions Reorganized
In 2000, the UT System eliminated several administrative positions including UT Knoxville chancellor and senior vice president as part of a restructuring effort aimed at directing millions more dollars into academics. John Peters, who was serving as provost and academic vice chancellor of UT, became vice president, provost, and chief operating officer. In 2003, UT re-established the chancellor position with the appointment of Loren Crabtree.