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UTM Chancellor Updates Rotary Club on University

Lexington Rotary Club welcomed UTM Chancellor, Keith Carver, to the Lexington Rotary Club, Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
Photo by Steve Corlew / Lexington Progress

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The University of Tennessee at Martin opened a new building this week, Chancellor Keith Carver told the Lexington Rotary Club as he updated members on the happenings around the campus.

UTM also has plans to combine Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT), community college and UTM programs under one roof at the Martin campus in efforts to meet the needs of the new Blue Oval City project being built in west Tennessee.

Carver was the guest speaker at the weekly Rotary Club meeting, Tuesday, January 10th.

The Latimer-Smith Engineering and Science Building was open as student’s return for the start of the spring semester. A $6.5 million gift from Bill and Carol Latimore made the building possible.

“We just built the first new academic building in four years,” Carver told Rotary adding that the 160,000 square ft space will house engineering, mathematics and statistics, computer science, the pre-professional health sciences and chemistry and physics programs.

Carver also said UTM hopes to open another new building in 2025, which will be a model for other institutions. The building will house programs from…

For complete coverage, see the January 18th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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