1992 – 1999
William Snyder Chancellorship
Acting Chancellor William Snyder, who was also the acting vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, became UT’s fifth chancellor in 1992. Snyder had joined the faculty at the UT Space Institute in 1964, and he came to Knoxville in 1970 as head of engineering science and mechanics. He was named dean of engineering in 1983. After he stepped down from the chancellor’s office, Snyder spent almost a year serving as UT’s acting senior vice president. He is equally well known in Knoxville for his 39-year volunteer gig playing the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at the Tennessee Theatre.