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Dr. Linda C. Martin
Bio: Dr. Linda C. Martin was appointed interim chancellor for the University of Tennessee Southern July 2022.
Most recently (2021-22), Linda served as the Interim Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) overseeing the UT College of Veterinary Medicine; Herbert College of Agriculture; AgResearch; and Extension. Prior to this since November of 2017, Martin served as the vice president for academic affairs and student success for the University of Tennessee System. Martin’s prestigious career includes 10 years at The Ohio State University serving as the Sanford G. Price and Isabelle P. Barbee Endowed Chair for Teaching, Advising and Learning, the Associate dean, and director for academic programs for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the director of the second-year transformational experience program.
Previously, she was assistant dean for academic programs for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University (2002-2007), following 15 successful years in higher education as a faculty member, teaching and advising at Kansas State University, serving in the department of animal sciences and industry.
Martin earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree from Virginia Tech and a doctorate from Colorado State University—all in animal science.
Martin currently lives in Knoxville with her husband, Ken, and their dog Jake. Linda and Ken have two children, Travis and Hannah.
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Dr. Judy Cheatham
Provost & Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
Robert Christopher Shelton
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Vice Chancellor, Advancement
Vice Chancellor, Athletics
Rhonda B Clinard
Associate Vice Chancellor
Tyler James Cox
Associate Vice Chancellor, Admissions
James Richard Hlubb
Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources