Donde Plowman selected as University of Tennessee chancellor

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The University of Tennessee has selected Donde Plowman as the new chancellor.

Plowman will be recommended to the Board of Trustees during a special meeting on Friday, May 3. Pending board approval, her first day on Rocky Top will be July 1.

Plowman is currently executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was previously a UT faculty member and led the management department in the Haslam College of Business.

“I could not be more thrilled to return to this great university, which is so important to the vitality of the state of Tennessee,” Plowman said. “To lead this campus, and help the students, faculty and staff realize their dreams for UT Knoxville, is the greatest honor of my life and I can’t wait to get started.”

A search committee launched the chancellor search in January following the departure of Beverly Davenport as chancellor. The committee invited four candidates to visit campus earlier this month.

Current ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland announced earlier on Friday he had withdrawn from consideration.

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