published Thursday, January 31st, 2013

UT Chattanooga's chancellor search down to three

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga announced Wednesday that its search committee narrowed its list of chancellor candidates to three people.

Dr. Diane Allen, Dr. Steve Angle and Dr. Harold Jones are finalists for the position, and they will take part in follow-up interviews starting Monday. The three will meet with Gov. Bill Haslam, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro and Chattanooga-area members of the board of trustees, among others.

Allen is provost and a senior vice president of academic affairs at Salisbury University. Angle is a senior vice president at Wright State University. Jones is dean of the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

DiPietro, the UT president, will recommend one of the three candidates to the UT Board of Trustees, and the board will vote on DiPietro's recommendation.

"The committee has done great work, most recently in narrowing the group of five very impressive candidates to three excellent finalists," Larry Arrington, chancellor of the UT Institute of Agriculture and the head of the search committee, said in a statement. "We're grateful to have had such an excellent group to consider, and their caliber is a compliment to the stature of UT Chattanooga and the quality of leadership the chancellor position attracts."

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