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Open Forums for Vice President for Communications and Marketing Finalists

Posted March 26, 2013

To: UT System Administration Employees
From: Johnnie Ray, Search Committee Chair, System Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Subject: Open Forums for Vice President for Communications and Marketing Finalists

The two finalists for the UT System vice president for communications and marketing will visit campus April 9-10. Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to an open forum for each finalist. The finalists also will have several meetings with employees during the visits.

I encourage you to attend the open forums and ask questions. If you cannot attend the open forums, you can watch the webcast live or archived.

Here is the schedule of open forums:

  • April 9: Virginia Hunt, vice president for the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pa.
  • April 10: Tonjanita Johnson, chief deputy to the president at Stony Brook University

Both forums will be held from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Scripps Convergence Lab, 402 Communications Building.

Each finalist will address this question: "It is a challenging time for institutions of higher education. We face shrinking budgets, questions about the value of a college degree and increasing competition. So, in this environment, how will you position the president and the University of Tennessee System as a voice for the value of higher education while respecting the unique brands of each campus?"

To learn more about the finalists, visit www.tennessee.edu/execsearch/communication/.

To watch the webcast of the open forums, visit
www.tennessee.edu/execsearch/communication/forums/.