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UT President-elect Joe DiPietro Campus Tour

October 26, 2010

University of Tennessee System
Office of Communications


WHAT: Statewide campus tour introducing President-elect Joe DiPietro to faculty, staff and students

WHEN: Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28-29


Thursday, Oct. 28

  • 8-9:30 a.m. CDT - UT Space Institute, Dining Hall in the Industry Student Center
  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT - UT Martin, Watkins Auditorium in the Boling University Center
  • 3:30-5 p.m. CDT - UT Health Science Center, O.D. Larry Dining Hall in the Student Alumni Center

Friday, Oct. 29

  • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT - UT Chattanooga, gym area in the ARC (UTC Aquatics & Recreation Center)
  • 3:30-5 p.m. EDT - UT Knoxville, Haslam Business Building atrium

The tour provides faculty, staff and students an opportunity to meet and mingle with President-elect Joe DiPietro (dee-pee-AY'-troh).

DiPietro will give brief remarks regarding his interest in learning about the opportunities and challenges ahead, as well as his initial goals for the University. Members of the media are invited to attend. There will be a media availability following each program, and additional questions should be directed to the campus contacts listed below.

The Board of Trustees elected DiPietro during their fall meeting last week. He will replace Interim President Jan Simek on Jan. 1, 2011. DiPietro currently is chancellor of the UT Institute of Agriculture.

For more information about DiPietro and the presidential search, visit



UT System – Gina Stafford, (865) 974-0741,

UT Martin – Bud Grimes, (731) 881-7615,

UT Health Science Center – Sheila Champlin, (901) 448-4957,

UT Chattanooga – Chuck Cantrell, (423) 425-4363,

UT Space Institute & UT Knoxville – Karen Simsen, (865) 974-5186,