Joe DiPietro headshotAs president, I strive to be accessible to faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and the public. I’m accountable to all these constituencies and the people of this state for which the University exists to serve. It’s my job to create an atmosphere that inspires people and values integrity, ingenuity, leadership, performance, partnerships and effective communication.

Even as public higher education faces funding challenges like never before, I’m confident the University of Tennessee has greater success to come through fulfilling our mission to educate, discover and connect.

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