UT Hopes to Add Chief Diversity Officer

UT Faculty Senate 11-19-18

UT Hopes to Add Chief Diversity Officer

Knoxville campus administration is looking to fill a post that was abolished after legislative furor in 2016.

by jesse fox mayshark • november 20, 2018

UT Knoxville faculty senate president misty anderson, center right, leads discussion of a resolution monday calling for a new chief diversity officer for the campus.

The University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus could soon have an interim chief diversity officer, reinstating a position that was abolished when the state Legislature defunded the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in 2016.
Faculty question the administration's response to swastikas and violent graffiti.
Interim Chancellor Wayne Davis said Monday that he had been working to create the position since the beginning of the semester, even before recent episodes of anti-semitic, misogyni...

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