UT Names Randy Boyd as President

Randy Boyd and John Compton

The five-year appointment comes in the midst of the university contending with the academic and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pandemic Preparations

Indya Kincannon

With Knox County’s COVID-19 count still at one, Knoxville declares an emergency, Knox County Schools close through April 3 and UT moves the rest of its semester online.

Boyd Makes His Case

Natalie Campbell and Randy Boyd

In a town hall meeting on the Knoxville campus, UT’s interim president addresses diversity, affordability and guns.

On-the-Job Training

Superintendent Bob Thomas at news conference

A partnership between Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee will pay aspiring special education teachers as they finish their degrees.

Salary Study

Classroom chairs

How does the University of Tennessee’s pay for non-tenured faculty stack up? That depends on how you look at it.

Back to the Drawing Board

Katie Galyon addresses board of trustees

UT will revisit its campus programming funding — again — after student groups say a new system has shut them out.

‘Stretch Goals’

Randy Boyd

From boosting enrollment to securing major new state funding, Interim UT President Randy Boyd lays out an aggressive agenda for 2020.

The Year Ahead: Big Orange Outlook

Construction at UT.

The University of Tennessee will search for a new president this year — near or far — and welcome its first wave of UT Promise students.