2009 – 2017
Jimmy Cheek Chancellorship
Jimmy G. Cheek was selected to be UT’s seventh chancellor in 2009 while he was senior vice president at the University of Florida. During his time as chancellor, the university invested more than $1 billion in new facilities, increased enrollment and retention, opened several research centers, named our colleges of business and engineering, and was designated a Carnegie Engaged University. Cheek stepped down as chancellor in 2017 and began to serve on the faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.