Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success

Linda C. Martin was appointed vice president for academic affairs and student success for the University of Tennessee System on July 19, 2017. Before joining the University, Martin served as the director of the second-year transformational experience program at The Ohio State University.

Martin’s 10-year career at Ohio State also includes serving as the Sanford G. Price and Isabelle P. Barbee Endowed Chair for Teaching, Advising and Learning since 2010 and as associate dean and director for academic programs for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences since 2007.

Previously, she was assistant dean for academic programs for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University from 2002 to 2007. She began her career in higher education as a faculty member at Kansas State University, serving in the department of animal sciences and industry for 15 years.

The vice president for academic affairs and student success works closely with campus chief academic and student affairs officers to oversee academic and student affairs for the UT System and coordinate mission statements, academic strategic plans, academic policy, shared governance and admission, progression and retention standards. The vice president serves as staff to the Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee of the UT Board of Trustees, the University Life Committee of the UT Board of Trustees and the Subcommittee on Non-Academic Programs.

Martin earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State, a master’s degree from Virginia Tech and a doctorate from Colorado State University—all in animal science.

Martin currently lives in Knoxville with her husband, Ken, and has two children, Travis and Hannah.