Strategic Planning

Exterior of the UTC Library

Engaging students. Inspiring change. Enriching community. These six words form the foundation of UT Chattanooga’s new strategic plan. “This new plan articulates our mission to provide a quality education for our students and also to build stronger ties between UTC and our community,” says UTC Chancellor Steve Angle. “At UTC, we boldly embrace a passion for excellence in all that we do.” Learn more about UTC’s plans at

Asian Education

Education About Asia screenshot
Screenshot of the Education About Asia website. Click to visit.

Education About Asia, the teaching journal of the Association for Asian Studies housed at UT Chattanooga, is celebrating 20 years helping educators integrate the study of Asia into their courses. Some 1,500 educators subscribe to the print journal, and almost 10,000 additional readers use the online version. Lucien Ellington, professor of education, became editor in 1996. Visit

911 Honoree

Richard Brown portrait
Richard Brown, executive vice chancellor for finance, operations and information technology at UTC, has been inducted into the Tennessee 911 Hall of Honor. In 1985, Brown became the first president of the 911 Tennessee Emergency Number Association. “It makes me feel good to know, when anyone needs help, the phone will be answered and emergency responders are on the way,” Brown says.

Distinctive Dean

Valerie Rutledge portrait
Valerie Rutledge, UTC dean of the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies, was honored by the American Lung Association as a Chattanooga Woman of Distinction. Rutledge has distinguished herself within her “family, career and community” and “set herself apart through civic, cultural, philanthropic, human service, environmental or professional commitments.”