Category: Chancellor’s Corner

Chancellor’s Corner: Protecting Skyhawk Nation This Spring

I hope that all of you were able to catch your breath over the long holiday break. As we begin a new semester, I want to provide some guidance as our university reopens for operations during the 2022 Spring Semester.

Chancellor’s Corner: Revised Masking Requirements

The University of Tennessee System today announced increased face-covering requirements at university campuses based on the rise in COVID-19 Delta variant numbers across the state.

Chancellor’s Corner: A Banner Week for UT Martin

Thursday was a landmark day for our campus as we announced the single largest gift in university history.

Chancellor’s Corner: Different

The pandemic highlighted something that I’ve struggled with for years.  Significant hearing loss.

Chancellor’s Corner: Update on Masks

On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines related to mask wearing and social distancing for individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Chancellor’s Corner: Advice for Graduates

You’ve made it. Take a moment and breathe it all in. No…really. These past four years have been tough, but the past 13 months have been really difficult. This is an important milestone in life and you need to stop and celebrate!

Chancellor’s Corner: One Year Later

One year ago today, I sent a university message that announced we would be moving classes online.  This was intended to be a temporary move until at least April 3, but it was soon learned that we would suspend in-person classes for the spring and summer semesters.

Chancellor’s Corner: Some Good News

I want to update you on some good news for our campus.

Chancellor’s Corner: Working Together

Thank you for an incredible first week of classes. While we are all adapting to our new learning environment during the pandemic, I’m grateful for your patience and flexibility during this academic year.

Chancellor’s Corner: Campus Culture & Moving Forward

I want to thank so many of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends who have reached out to me over the past several weeks as we work to address racial justice and diversity issues.



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