Joe DiPietro serves as the 25th president of the University of Tennessee. The president is the chief executive officer of the statewide university system and oversees the operation of its campuses and institutes. DiPietro serves on the UT Board of Trustees and is accountable to the University’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and the public.

Executive Priorities

Strategic Plan
UT’s strategic plan establishes a vision and direction with measurable goals to ensure good stewardship and purposeful use of resources.

Effective legislative advocacy is a priority of our statewide public higher education system.

Budget Advisory Group
UT faces plenty of challenges, but one that easily overshadows the rest is finding sustainable, long-term funding.


President's Council
The President’s core volunteer leadership group and UT’s premier advocates.

President's Awards
The President’s Awards recognize outstanding staff and faculty who are fulfilling the UT’s mission.

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Annual employee appreciation events hosted by President DiPietro.


Executive Assistant to the President

David Golden

Administrative Assistant

Jane Pullum

Media Contact

Jennifer Sicking