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Updates from the Board of Trustees Meetings

Updates from the UT Board of Trustees meetings this week:

Board of Trustees Approves Honorary Degree for Pulitzer Prize Writer Meacham
The UT Board of Trustees approved a proposal Wednesday to award a UT Knoxville honorary degree to Jon E. Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, editor, and scholar.

UT Board Approves Big Data Doctoral Program
The UT Board of Trustees approved a new data science and engineering doctoral program at its meeting held on the Chattanooga campus Wednesday.

Trustees Vote to Name Graduate School of Education for David T. Bailey
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees voted today to name the Graduate School of Education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences for David T. Bailey, a longtime supporter of the college and the university.

Confronting Global Challenges—Engineering Honors Endowed by Cook Family
Students in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering will soon benefit from someone who has always carried a torch for his alma mater.