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UTM Chancellor to Lead UTIA

UTM Chancellor, Keith Carver.
Photo by Steve Corlew / Lexington Progress

Article by Steve Corlew-

The University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Keith Carver has been selected to lead the UT Institute of Agriculture, pending board approval.

UT System President Randy Boyd and University of Tennessee at Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman announced the leadership transition this past week. Once approved Carver will begin his new position, March 1st. UTM Provost, Phillip Cavalier, will serve as interim chancellor at UTM.

UTIA is thriving with record research expenditures, increased enrollment, expanding programs including its first school of Natural Resources, and a strong Extension presence in all 95 counties.

Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President Carrie Castille will become a special advisor to the president of the UT System. Castille will advise the president on issues of agriculture-related policy, and federal grant opportunities.

“We appreciate Carrie’s service and are very excited to have Keith move into this statewide role with UTIA,” Boyd said. “His experience across the UT system, collaborative spirit and his deep appreciation of UT’s land grant mission made him an obvious choice for this role.”

During his recent visit to Lexington to speak…

For complete coverage, see the February 1st edition of The Lexington Progress.

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