Former UTC Chancellor E. Grady Bogue dies

Former UTC Chancellor E. Grady Bogue dies

October 31st, 2013 by Jeff LaFave in Local Regional News

Interim UTC chancellor Grady Bogue

Interim UTC chancellor Grady Bogue

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

Dr. E. Grady Bogue, who served UTC as interim chancellor in the past year, died Wednesday as a result of complications from cancer. He was 77.

Bogue served UT-Knoxville as a professor and higher education administrator before retiring in July 2012. He later accepted UTC's interim chancellor position after Chancellor Roger Brown stepped down in September 2012.

"Grady Bogue was an outstanding higher education leader, and this campus and community greatly appreciates his service as chancellor," said Dr. Steven Angle, UTC's current chancellor. "He came to see his time in Chattanooga as the capstone of his long and distinguished career, and we continue to benefit from his wisdom and achievements. We are all saddened by this loss."

UT System President Joe DiPietro appointed Bogue to serve as Chattanooga's interim chancellor until Angle was hired as a permanent successor on July 1, 2013.

"Grady Bogue was a treasured member of the University of Tennessee family," DiPietro said. "We are deeply indebted for his leadership and service to both the UT Chattanooga and UT Knoxville campuses. He was an excellent teacher; a skilled, compassionate administrator; and a wonderful friend. I will miss him greatly."

Bogue also served as associate director for academic affairs at the Tennessee Higher Education Commission from 1975 to 1980. He authored 11 books on education and published 60 articles.

Last Friday, Bogue received a resolution signed by DiPietro and UT Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Brian Ferguson recognizing his service as interim chancellor at UTC, his overall contributions to the university and to higher education.

Dr. Bogue is survived by his wife, Linda, and five children.

Funeral services will be held in Knoxville on Saturday, and Nashville on Monday.

Contact staff writer Jeff LaFave at and 423-757-6592.