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Chris Durman

The UT community is a perfect fit for Chris Durman.

For native Chris Durman, UT Knoxville has not only been a place to work, but also a place of discovery.

“After graduating from UT, I realized that there were very few places I could work locally that would give me as much exposure to as wide a range of ideas and people from all over the world as the University of Tennessee,” Chris said.

As coordinator of UT Knoxville’s DeVine Music Library, Chris, has found his niche of serving students, faculty and staff and engaging in the culture of learning at the University. He has worked in UT’s libraries for 25 years.

“I thoroughly enjoy the students I serve and the people I work with,” he said. “I also love meeting new people with new ideas. UT is an incredibly mentally engaging place to work.”

Truly a renaissance man, Chris is a semi-professional singer/songwriter and has performed for audiences for more than 30 years. He and his wife, Candice, have one son, Will.

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