The Equalizer

Tyvi Small and UT torchbearer

The Equalizer

UT Knoxville’s new vice chancellor for diversity and engagement wants to help students feel welcome, whoever they are.

by jesse fox mayshark • january 14, 2019

Tyvi small was named ut knoxville's interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement.

Tyvi Small knows well what the chance to go to college can mean to a teenager from modest circumstances.
Filling a position that has been vacant since legislative controversies in 2016.
“You tell people you’re from Palm Beach County and they think, ‘Palm Beach County’ -- and I say, think the other side of the county,” said Small, who grew up in Pahokee, Fla., a small, majority black town on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. “It’s a rural community, farming, lots and lots of sugar cane.”
Small, who is the new interim vice chancello...

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