The University of Tennessee (UT) has named its new President. Dr. Joe DiPietro, 59, and the UT Institute of Agriculture chancellor, won by an 11-10 vote of the UT Board of Trustees beating out West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Chancellor Brian Noland.
Dr. DiPietro oversaw the UT Extension, AgResearch, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Veterinary Medicine in his role as chancellor and has been with UT since 2006 as vice president for agriculture before being named chancellor in June.
Formerly, DiPietro worked at the University of Florida, as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Previous jobs include associate dean for research at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois and assistant director of the Illinois Agriculture Experiment Station.
The UT president oversees the Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin campuses, as well as the Health Science Center in Memphis, and state Institutes of Agriculture and Public Service and the Space Institute in Tullahoma.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.