Announcement Archive

Announcement Archive

Focusing on Our Fiscal Challenges
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Focusing on Our Fiscal Challenges
Posted September 16, 2014

Early Voting Begins July 18
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Early Voting Begins July 18
Posted July 14, 2014

Important New Information on Lobbying Compliance
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Important New Information on Lobbying Compliance
Posted June 30, 2014

Budget Update
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Budget Update
Posted June 2, 2014

University Speakers and Events
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: University Speakers and Events
Posted February 12, 2014

UT Research Foundation Leadership
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: UT Research Foundation Leadership
Posted February 3, 2014

VP Theotis Robinson’s Retirement
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: VP Theotis Robinson’s Retirement
Posted January 31, 2014

Year-end Greetings to UT Health Science Center
To: UT Health Science Center Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Year-end Greetings to UT Health Science Center
Posted December 16, 2013

Year-end Greetings to UT Martin
To: UT Martin Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Year-end Greetings to UT Martin
Posted December 16, 2013

Year-end Greetings to UT Chattanooga
To: UT Chattanooga Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Year-end Greetings to UT Chattanooga
Posted December 16, 2013

Year-end Greetings to UT Knoxville, IPS and UTIA
To: All UT Knoxville, IPS and UTIA Employees
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Year-end Greetings to UT Knoxville, IPS and UTIA
Posted December 16, 2013

New Safety Policy to Protect Minors Participating in Campus Programs
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: New Safety Policy to Protect Minors Participating in Campus Programs
Posted December 11, 2013

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Posted October 15, 2013

Statewide Compensation Training for Supervisors
To: All Regular UT Employees
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Statewide Compensation Training for Supervisors
Posted October 09, 2013

2014 Insurance Coverage and Program Offerings
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff Eligible for State Insurance
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: 2014 Insurance Coverage and Program Offerings
Posted September 23, 2013

The Future of Higher Education
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: The Future of Higher Education
Posted September 12, 2013

2013 Market and Merit Increases
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: 2013 Market and Merit Increases
Posted August 08, 2013

2013 Pay Increases
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: 2013 Pay Increases
Posted July 22, 2013

Pilot Program to Test Coursera Technology
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Pilot Program to Test Coursera Technology
Posted May 29, 2013

Feedback from 2011 Employee Survey Making a Difference
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Feedback from 2011 Employee Survey Making a Difference
Posted May 15, 2013

You’re Invited to a Faculty and Staff Cookout
To: All Knoxville-area UT Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: You’re Invited to a Faculty and Staff Cookout
Posted May 15, 2013

Vice President For Communications And Marketing Selected
To: UT System Administration Employees
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Vice President For Communications And Marketing Selected
Posted April 24, 2013

State Budget Approved, Positively Impacts UT
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: State Budget Approved, Positively Impacts UT
Posted April 22, 2013

UTC Chancellor Update
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: UTC Chancellor Update
Posted February 26, 2013

Revised UT Code of Conduct
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Revised UT Code of Conduct
Posted February 20, 2013

State of UT Webcast at 10 a.m. EST
To: UT Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Subject: State of UT Webcast at 10 a.m. EST
Posted February 04, 2013

State of UT Webcast at 10 a.m. EST
To: UT Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Subject: State of UT Webcast at 10 a.m. EST
Posted February 04, 2013

Join the State of UT Discussion
To: UT Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Join the State of UT Discussion
Posted January 29, 2013

Strategic Plan Update: Implementation Summary
To: UT Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Strategic Plan Update: Implementation Summary
Posted January 17, 2013

End of Year Message
To: UT Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Subject: End of Year Message
Posted December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays From the DiPietros
To: UT Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Happy Holidays
Posted December 10, 2012

Strategic Plan Update
To: UT Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Strategic Plan Update
Posted November 26, 2012

2013 Staff Performance Reviews, New Tools Available
To: All Regular University-wide Administration Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro and Chief Human Resources Officer Linda Hendricks
Subject: 2013 Staff Performance Reviews, New Tools Available
Posted November 13, 2012

Equity and Diversity Transitions to Human Resources
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Re: Equity and Diversity Transitions to Human Resources
Posted November 08, 2012

2013 Insurance Coverage and Program Offerings
To: All Regular UT Employees
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: 2013 Insurance Coverage and Program Offerings
Posted September 17, 2012

Tennessee/Florida Tailgate Blood Drive
To: UT System Administration Employees
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Tennessee/Florida Tailgate Blood Drive
Posted September 11, 2012

UT Chattanooga Leadership Change
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Subject: UTC Chattanooga Leadership Change
Posted September 10, 2012

Employee Appreciation Day Sept. 12
To: All UT Health Science Center Employees
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Employee Appreciation Day, Sept.12
Posted September 04, 2012

Family Picnic on Sept. 13
To: All UT Martin Employees
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Family Picnic on Sept. 13
Posted September 04, 2012

Compensation Advisory Board Update
To: All UT Employees
From: UT System President Joe DiPietro
Subject: Compensation Advisory Board Update
Posted August 16, 2012

UTC Searches
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Re: UTC Searches
Posted July 31, 2012

2012 Pay Increases
To: All UT Employees
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Subject: 2012 Pay Increases
Posted July 23, 2012

Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017
Over the next five years, all of us at the University of Tennessee will work together toward a set of important goals.
Posted July 05, 2012

UTC Chancellor Roger Brown to Retire
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: UTC Chancellor Roger Brown to Retire
Posted June 08, 2012

UTC Provost Philip Oldham Named Tennessee Tech President
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: UTC Provost Philip Oldham Named Tennessee Tech President
Posted May 17, 2012

Strategic Planning Update: Your Input Welcome
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Strategic Planning Update: Your Input Welcome
Posted May 16, 2012

State Budget Update
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: State Budget Updates
Posted May 04, 2012

Survey Results to be Shared May 7
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Survey Results to be Shared May 7
Posted April 26, 2012

Postponed: March 27 Survey Forum
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Postponed: March 27 Survey Forum
Posted March 26, 2012

Survey Results to be Shared March 27
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Survey Results to be Shared March 27
Posted March 19, 2012

Update on Strategic Planning Efforts
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Update on Strategic Planning Efforts
Posted March 15, 2012

New Executive Director of Audit and Consulting Services
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: New Executive Director of Audit and Consulting Services
Posted March 09, 2012

Survey Results Coming Soon
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Survey Results Coming Soon
Posted March 05, 2012

Invitation to Leadership Institute Workshop
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Invitation to Leadership Institute Workshop
Posted February 02, 2012

Governor's Budget Proposal
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Governor's Budget Proposal
Posted January 31, 2012

Happy Holidays from the Office of the President
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Happy Holidays from the Office of the President
Posted December 12, 2011

Employee Survey Extended
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Employee Survey Extended
Posted November 16, 2011

Employee Survey Kicks Off Tomorrow
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Employee Survey Kicks Off Tomorrow
Posted October 31, 2011

Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Re: Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education
Posted October 28, 2011

Fall 2011 Employee Engagement Survey
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Fall 2011 Employee Engagement Survey
Posted September 19, 2011

Preliminary Compensation Study
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Re: Preliminary Compensation Study
Posted August 24, 2011

New Pathways Ensure Transfer between Community Colleges and Universities
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: New Pathways Ensure Transfer between Community Colleges and
Universities
Posted August 22, 2011

Proposed Tuition Increases
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Proposed Tuition Increases
Posted June 17, 2011

Fiscal Year 2012 Pay Increases
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Fiscal Year 2012 Pay Increases
Posted June 15, 2011

Employee Service Awards
To: Knoxville-area UT Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro
Re: Employee Service Awards
Posted May 10, 2011

Employee Tribute Event May 3
To: Knoxville-area UT Faculty and Staff
From: UT President Joe DiPietro and UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek
Re: Employee Tribute Event May 3
Posted April 18, 2011

Governor's Budget Proposal
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Governor's Budget Proposal
Posted March 15, 2011

Increase in Minimum Starting Pay Rate
To: System-wide UT Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: Increase in Minimum Starting Pay Rate
Posted March 14, 2011

Changes to Long-Term Disability Insurance Result in Better Coverage and Lower Premiums
We are pleased to share news with you about changes to our long-term disability insurance plan.
Posted March 07, 2011

Staff Performance Reviews
One of the most important responsibilities of a supervisor is the regular review of staff performance.
Posted February 28, 2011

Effectiveness and Efficiency Efforts Result in $45.8 Million Savings
Thank you for your efforts to identify and implement effectiveness and efficiency initiatives to address our funding challenges.
Posted February 18, 2011

University Update
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: President Joe DiPietro
Re: University Update
Posted January 03, 2011

Joe DiPietro Elected President
It is my honor to announce Joe DiPietro has been elected the next president of the University of Tennessee. The Board of Trustees voted this morning.
Posted October 22, 2010

Presidential Search Update
The UT Board of Trustees is scheduled to elect the next president during its meeting Friday. This meeting will be webcast live starting at 9 a.m. EDT.
Posted October 21, 2010

Presidential Search Update
The Presidential Search Committee met late this afternoon and chose two nominees to send to the Board of Trustees for consideration. The Board will vote on Friday.
Posted October 20, 2010

Candidates for Governor Address Higher Education Concerns
The national University of Tennessee Alumni Association has sought answers to questions of concern to higher education, in general, and the University of Tennessee, in particular, from both gubernatorial candidates. The candidates have provided detailed answers that are being shared with the entire UTAA community today.
Posted October 08, 2010

Presidential Search Update
The Presidential Search Committee met today and selected five candidates to be invited for visits and interviews next week.
Posted October 07, 2010

Presidential Search Update
The Presidential Search Advisory Council met today and narrowed the list of applicants to be considered further.
Posted October 06, 2010

Presidential Search
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: Interim President Jan Simek
Re: Presidential Search
Posted June 29, 2010

Campaign for Tennessee
I would like to share with you the wonderful news we will tell our Board of Trustees during today's Advancement and Public Affairs Committee meeting.
Posted June 23, 2010

Employee Relations Advisory Board Meeting
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: Interim President Jan Simek
Subject: Employee Relations Advisory Board Meeting
Posted June 18, 2010

Interim VP for Development and Alumni Affairs
I am pleased to announce Scott Rabenold, who is currently director of the Campaign for Tennessee and associate vice chancellor for development at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will take over interim duties.
Posted June 16, 2010

University Update
University Update with Interim President Jan Simek
Posted February 02, 2010

Higher Education Legislation
Today, I was pleased to be a guest of Gov. Phil Bredesen at the signing of a new law that greatly affects our system of higher education in Tennessee.
Posted January 26, 2010

UT Health Science Center Chancellor Search
The University is announcing today the members of a committee overseeing the search for a new chancellor at the UT Health Science Center. Their work will begin next week.
Posted December 11, 2009

Health Insurance Eligibility Deadline
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: Interim President Jan Simek
Posted September 02, 2009

UTHSC Leadership Change
To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: Interim President Jan Simek
Posted September 02, 2009

May 11 Budget Update
I have asked each campus and institute to prepare two-year budgets that account for use of federal stimulus money that the state will allocate to the University. The stimulus money will put off -- not prevent -- the $66 million state funding reduction two years from now.
Posted May 11, 2009

Acting President Jan Simek Budget Webcast Transcript
Acting President Jan Simek Budget Webcast Transcript
Posted March 24, 2009

UT, ORNL Collaborate on Solar Opportunity
In his State of the State address on Monday night, Gov. Phil Bredesen
indicated his desire to develop a Solar Institute and to establish
Tennessee as the research leader to make solar power practical.
Posted February 10, 2009

January 30 Budget Update to Students
I want to thank and commend your chancellors and campus leaders for
their work during this budget crisis. At this time, I thought it would
be a good idea for you to hear from me as we go through this
unprecedented economic situation facing the University of Tennessee.
Posted January 30, 2009

January 14 Budget Update
During the Board of Trustees' Executive and Compensation Committee today
in Knoxville, board members and I discussed potential budget reductions.
Posted January 14, 2009

January 12 Budget Update
The last few months has been a trying time for the University as we
learn more about our budget situation and realize there are more
difficult days ahead as we plan for the pending budget reductions.
Posted January 12, 2009

Webcast for Today's Effectiveness and Efficiency Committee Meeting
President Petersen encourages employees to view the Committee's meeting through a live Webcast.
Posted January 05, 2009

Dec. 18 Budget Update
President Petersen updates faculty and staff on the latest budget news and announces he and his staff will take voluntary pay cuts and relinquish their University vehicles. 
Posted December 18, 2008

Dec. 9 Budget Update
President Petersen discusses latest budget news.
Posted December 09, 2008

EEF Committee Update
President Petersen discusses the value of the cost-saving ideas submitted by employees through UTALK. 
Posted December 03, 2008

Budget Hearing Update
You may have read in the paper or seen on television news the serious challenges Gov. Bredesen laid out on Tuesday in Nashville. The obstacles are very real. We are at the beginning of a lengthy process, and we have a lot of work to do on budget planning with an emphasis on preserving programs, jobs and student services during these lean times.
Posted November 26, 2008

Budget Hearing
President Petersen discusses the November 25 budget hearing in Nashville.
Posted November 25, 2008

Chancellor Recommendation Today
I wanted to take a moment to update all members of the Knoxville campus community about my plans to recommend Dr. Jimmy Cheek, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida, to serve as your next Chancellor.
Posted October 24, 2008

Board of Trustees and Six Committees to Meet Oct. 23-24 in Knoxville
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and six of its committees will meet Oct. 23-24 in Knoxville.
Posted October 15, 2008

Tennessee Breaks Ground for Innovative Cellulosic Ethanol Pilot Biorefinery
DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE) and the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Foundation, through Genera Energy, LLC, broke ground today for an innovative pilot-scale biorefinery and state-of-the-art research and development facility for cellulosic ethanol, or ethanol from non-food sources.
Posted October 14, 2008

Budget Reduction 
The University of Tennessee has been notified by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration in Nashville that based on continued revenue shortfalls, the state has implemented a further budget adjustment which will require the University to reduce its state allocations for the current year by an additional $17 million. 
Posted October 06, 2008

Dr. Katie High Named President's Chief of Staff
Dr. Katie High, University of Tennessee interim vice president for academic affairs and student success, has been named president's chief of staff.
Posted August 06, 2008

Political Activity
With the approaching local, state, and federal elections, President Petersen encourages employees to learn about the views of the candidates and then to vote for those who best represent their views. 
Posted August 01, 2008

UT Knoxville Names Interim Vice Chancellor for Communications
Margie Nichols, currently Chief of Staff to the University President, has been named interim Vice Chancellor for Communications for the Knoxville campus.
Posted July 31, 2008

Biofuels Announcement
DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE) and the University of Tennessee (UT) Research Foundation, through its Genera Energy LLC, announced a partnership to construct an innovative pilot-scale biorefinery and state-of-the-art research and development facility for cellulosic ethanol in Vonore, Tenn.
Posted July 23, 2008

Bonnie Yegidis Named UT Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success
Dr. Bonnie Yegidis has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success for the University of Tennessee system.
Posted July 11, 2008

June 4 Budget Update
President Petersen shares news regarding the state budget
Posted June 04, 2008

May 20 Budget Update
President Petersen discusses latest budget information
Posted May 20, 2008

May 14 Budget Update
President Petersen shares state budget udates
Posted May 14, 2008

May 7 Budget Update
President Petersen discusses state budget
Posted May 07, 2008

Capital Campaign Launch

The Campaign for Tennessee is the most ambitious fundraising effort in the university’s 214-year history and places UT among the ranks of the nation’s largest public and private institutions that have sought this level of private support.


Posted April 17, 2008

Supercomputing Award Celebration
UT-ORNL announced $65 million award from the National Science Foundation that will enable the construction and operation of one of the world's most powerful supercomputers.
Posted April 03, 2008

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success Search
A national search for the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success, a position formerly held by Dr. Robert Levy, is now under way.
Posted March 25, 2008

Mary Jinks Named UT Vice President of Public Service
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Mary Jinks to vice president of public service for the University of Tennessee.
Posted March 07, 2008

Dr. Jesse Poore Named UT Vice President for Information Technology
Dr. Jesse Poore, University of Tennessee, Knoxville professor and director of the Science Alliance will become Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer effective March 1.
Posted February 28, 2008

Legislative Update
President Petersen explains recent and upcoming efforts by the university to gain legislative support
Posted February 27, 2008

Governor's State of the State Address
In a year when available resources are limited, the Governor's continued focus on educating Tennessee's young people, modernizing the economy and promoting healthier lifestyles is to be applauded. UT has a vital role to play in all of those areas.
Posted January 29, 2008

Interim Chancellor Named for UT Knoxville Campus
Dr. Jan Simek, chief of staff for UT Knoxville Chancellor Loren Crabtree, has agreed to serve as interim chancellor for the UT Knoxville campus.
Posted January 07, 2008

Funding Priorities
In the first step of the lengthy state appropriation process, I presented the university’s funding priorities for the coming fiscal year during Governor Bredesen’s budget hearing in Nashville on Thursday.
Posted November 29, 2007

The University of Tennessee Management and Reporting Responsibilities
Our teams have been working for several weeks to review a wide range of issues affecting system/campus function. We have prepared a six page document outlining details.
Posted November 05, 2007

Leadership Milestones at Martin, Memphis
The University of Tennessee noted two leadership milestones today. First is selection of a successor for soon-to-retire UT Martin Chancellor Dr. Nick Dunagan; and second is selection of a search committee to find the next UT Health Science Center chancellor.
Posted May 07, 2007

UT Emergency Management
Looking back over the past few days, grief over the tragic loss of innocent life at Virginia Tech on Monday has greatly affected all of us. The outpouring of support and concern from all over the world and all across our campuses has been touching.
Posted April 19, 2007

Robert Levy Announces Retirement
Dr. Robert A. Levy has announced his intention to retire as University of Tennessee vice president for academic affairs and student success at the end of 2007.
Posted March 07, 2007

Organizational Structure
Based on discussions with the Board of Trustees and organizational input, some structural and organizational changes are being made for more effective, efficient and functionally distinct operations between the UT System and the various campuses and institutes.
Posted February 28, 2007