MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin has begun a national search for an executive director of research, outreach and economic development to lead a newly created office of the same name.
“This position is a direct result of our new strategic plan,” said Chancellor Keith Carver. “We are committed to strengthening our existing public and private partnerships, expanding our research portfolio and becoming an integral part of the economic development initiatives across the region.”
The executive director of research, outreach and economic development will report directly to UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver and work closely with the UT System’s Office of Government Relations and Advocacy in support of state and regional relationships. This position is also responsible for oversight and compliance of university-sponsored programs, and the promotion and coordination of outreach activities including non-degree programs.
Dr. Phillip Acree Cavalier, university provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, is serving as chair of the search committee, which includes representation from UT Martin faculty and staff as well as an outside representative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Committee members are Harriet Cannon, assistant to the state director and administrative programs director for the USDA (retired); Dr. John Oelrich, director of bands and associate professor of music; Dr. Kelli Deere, director of the UT Martin Parsons Center; Landy Fuqua, director of the Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center; Dr. Mark McCloud, interim assistant vice chancellor for student affairs; Dr. John Overcash, assistant professor of chemistry and co-director of the UT Martin STEM Center for Teaching and Learning; and Dr. Rachna Tewari, associate professor of agricultural economics.
Ashlie Czyz, director of human resources programs and executive recruiter for the University of Tennessee System, is serving as executive recruiter for this position.
The committee hopes to begin conducting interviews for this position by the end of October.
For more information or to nominate a candidate or express interest, contact Czyz at firstname.lastname@example.org.