March 30, 2011
KNOXVILLE -- India Lane has been named assistant vice president for academic affairs and student success for the University of Tennessee System.
Lane, professor of medicine in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, has worked at the University since 1997. She earned her doctor of education in educational leadership and policy studies with a higher education concentration at UT Knoxville and has served as director of the Office of Educational Enhancement in the UT College of Veterinary Medicine since 2002.
As assistant vice president, Lane will help facilitate academic programs and policies at UT campuses across the state, work with the University Faculty Council, oversee articulation and transfer with community colleges, and meet other needs of UT’s academic administrators. She has been transitioning into the position since March 1.
“While Dr. Lane has spent the majority of her career in teaching veterinary medicine, she brings to this position knowledge of and appreciation for the development of faculty as teachers and for planning in education,” said UT Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success Katie High. “She will be integral in the University’s efforts to continue to mold policies that adhere to the new Complete College Tennessee Act.”
Lane earned her doctor of veterinary medicine degree at the University of Georgia. She came to UT after working in Canada, where she served as service chief in companion animal medicine at Atlantic Veterinary College Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Prince Edward Island and as assistant professor at the college.
Since joining the UT faculty, she has been consistently honored by students and the College of Veterinary Medicine for outstanding teaching, clinical work and research. As an administrator, she has been involved in educational leadership and campus governance, serving as chair of the teaching council of the Faculty Senate and representative to the University Faculty Council.
Lane replaces Todd Diacon, who left the University in 2010.