At A Glance Office of the Chancellor University Leadership Strategic Plan


Since our beginnings in 1900 as the Hall-Moody Institute, the University of Tennessee at Martin has been a fixture in the West Tennessee educational landscape and beyond. Today we are a primary regional university in the University of Tennessee System with more than 6,800 students, six locations, and a strong online presence. Tradition runs deep, and we’re proud of who we are. We’re proud to bleed blue and orange – we’re proud to be called Skyhawks.

University Leadership

UT Martin’s leaders have a student first philosophy and are champions of promoting a positive culture for students, faculty and staff.
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At a Glance

UT Martin is a regional university located in West Tennessee that educates and engages students to lead and serve in a diverse world.
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Strategic Plan

The UTM experience transforms the lives of students. Our plan focuses on enhancing the experience that has made UTM the premier four-year university in West Tennessee!
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Mission Statement

The University of Tennessee at Martin educates and engages responsible citizens to lead and serve in a diverse world.

Core Values

UT System Board of Trustees

The UT System Board of Trustees is a 12-member board that oversees the educational and operational activities of the statewide university system.

Chancellor and Cabinet

Dr. Yancy Freeman is currently serving as the Chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin. The Chancellor’s Cabinet members serve as the chancellor’s senior leadership team. The cabinet meets on alternating weeks to discuss matters related to academic affairs, finance and administration, student affairs, access and engagement, university advancement, communications and marketing, athletics, economic development, information technology, and multicultural affairs.

UT Martin Advisory Board 

The UT Martin Advisory Board is comprised of five public members, one faculty member and one student member. The Advisory Board meets quarterly to discuss university proceedings.

UT Martin Faculty Senate

The UT Martin Faculty Senate represents faculty. The committees present faculty views to the administration on budgetary matters that affect the educational function of the institution.


UT Martin is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Additional Programmatic Accreditation

Skyhawk Athletics

With more than 20 sports and over 500 athletes, Skyhawk Athletics is a big part of the UT Martin community.

The UT Martin Skyhawks compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference, the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and Eastern College Athletic Conference in the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.

Since UT Martin joined the Division I ranks in 1992, 12 different sports programs have combined for 63 conference or regional championships. Since 2009 alone, 11 separate UT Martin programs have combined to win 38 conference or regional titles.

Notable Alumni

Our alumni graduate from here ready to build exciting, successful careers in all types of fields, all over the world.

Jerry Reese (1985), former vice president and general manager for the New York Football Giants from 2007 to 2017 – winning Super Bowls XLII and XLVI.

William C. Rhodes (1987), president and CEO of Autozone, Inc.

Van Jones (1990), three-time New York Times bestselling author, a CNN host and contributor, and an Emmy Award winner.

Pat Summitt (1974), former Tennessee Lady Vols head basketball coach, all-time leader for games won among NCAA Division I basketball coaches (men's or women's).


The University of Tennessee at Martin is a vibrant learning community that combines big-school opportunities with a friendly, small-town feel. Take advantage of top-quality academics that will give you the support you need to soar.
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