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John Abel named interim vice chancellor for student affairs

06-19-2018


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut




MARTIN, Tenn. – John Abel, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Tennessee at Martin, will assume duties as interim vice chancellor for student affairs beginning July 1. Abel follows Dr. Margaret Toston, current vice chancellor, who will retire July 1 after serving in this position since 2008.

Abel has held his current position since January 2015. He previously served as assistant director and then interim director of UT Martin’s Boling University Center, managing not only the building’s daily operations but supervising Office of Student Life activities and directly advising the Student Government Association as well. He began his UT Martin career in 1998 as a hall director with the Office of Housing, and then became operations manager of the Boling University Center in 1999.

He received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from UT Martin in 1999 and 2002, respectively.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Division of Student Affairs at 731-881-7700.

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