The University of Tennessee is seeking applications and nominations for the role of Senior Vice Chancellor/Senior Vice President (SVC/SVP) of the Institute of Agriculture (UTIA). The SVC/SVP is the executive leader of UTIA and reports directly to both the UT Knoxville Chancellor and to the UT System President. The SVC/SVP oversees and provides leadership to the Herbert College of Agriculture (HCA), College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), UT Ag Research, and UT Extension, and is the university’s chief spokesperson on agriculture issues. The person in this role serves on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Cabinet and on the UT System Administrative Council. The SVC/SVP is fully responsible for the administration and management of the Institute’s units, including Extension offices in 95 counties, three regional extension offices, four 4-H Centers, and ten research stations and educational centers. This position aggressively promotes the continued development of its academic and educational outreach programs, research productivity, and national reputation of excellence, built upon a commitment to access and diversity. This position is appointed in accordance with the bylaws of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees.

March 7, 2022

NIFA Director Carrie Castille Selected to Lead the Institute for Agriculture →

University of Tennessee System President Randy Boyd and University of Tennessee, Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman announced plans to recommend Dr. Carrie Castille as the new Senior Vice Chancellor/Senior Vice President (SVC/SVP) for the UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA). Pending an affirmative vote of the Board of Trustees, Castille’s effective start date will be July 1, 2022.