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.

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Identify leaders for UT Knoxville Chancellor and UT System President positions

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

Explore opportunities for new collaboration initiatives with Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Identify opportunities for additional engagement within our communities
  • Enhance visibility of outreach and engagement activities already underway in all 95 counties
  • Review roles and responsibilities between UT System and campuses
  • Build “Team UT” culture
  • Identify opportunities to build and strengthen our brand across the state
  • Create greater transparency