Happy Birthday, Dr. Boling!

Volunteer Legacy

Dr. Edward J. Boling, who turned 91 on February 19, served as UT System president from 1970 to 1988. His tenure was the longest term of any UT president in the university's history.

Under Dr. Boling's leadership, the university saw expanded enrollment and physical growth, particularly on the Knoxville campus. Dr. Boling heavily promoted private fundraising and relationships with alumni, and was instrumental in providing support for women's athletics at UT.

In honor of his 91st birthday, we would like to share this video tribute, produced on the occasion of his being awarded the Trustee Lifetime Achievement Award.