After being appointed interim president of the University of Tennessee, Randy Boyd outlined six areas to focus on for his term leading the statewide system:


Succession Planning and Recruitment

Identify leaders for UT Knoxville Chancellor and UT System President positions

Increase Talent Development for Tennessee

  • Improve graduation rates
  • Improve recruitment of both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Grow online education

Enhance the ORNL Partnership

Explore opportunities for new collaboration initiatives with Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Advance Engagement

  • Identify opportunities for additional engagement within our communities
  • Enhance visibility of outreach and engagement activities already underway in all 95 counties

Build “Team UT” Culture

Review and clarify roles and responsibilities between UT System and campuses

Build the UT Brand

  • Identify opportunities to build and strengthen our brand across the state
  • Create greater transparency