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UT System President Randy Boyd speaks to high school students on his yearly UT Promise Tour.

A Ladder Up

Listen to this story Education stands as the grand equalizer, providing a ladder up for every individual to reach for…

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The general store in Fruitvale opened and operated for many years by UT System Randy Boyd's family.

Building from Home Base

Whether through families born or chosen, students build strength and resilience into our communities and society. A nurturing environment provides…

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UT System President Randy Boyd speaks to UT Knoxville Air Force ROTC cadets before an early morning run.

Veterans Create Lasting Impact

Our campuses and institutes across the state go above and beyond to support and honor those who have selflessly served…

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At UT, research moves out from laboratories and classrooms and into the streets. UT Chattanooga Chancellor Steve Angle, left, and UT System President Randy Boyd, second from left, learn from Mina Sartipi, right, founding director of the UTC’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress. Her research focuses on data-driven approaches to tackle smart city applications, such as traffic flow and electricity delivery.

UT Changes Lives Through Research

The University of Tennessee is no stranger to this pursuit of knowledge—the impact is evident across the state and even…

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UT President Randy Boyd reads You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime to children during a Money Week class about financial literacy. Photo By Sam Thomas

UT Tackles Challenges

The UT System, with its statewide presence, people, expertise, resources and influence, is uniquely positioned to tackle grand challenges.

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UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver and UT President Randy Boyd are photographed in front of the “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural in Sharon. Since 2019, the University of Tennessee has been painting canvases across the state to remind passersby of UT’s presence in all 95 counties. To find mural locations or to nominate a space, visit https://everywhere.tennessee.edu/murals/. Photo By Sam Thomas

Art Imitates Life

The arts and humanities enrich our lives while providing the foundations on which we stand.

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Working Together to Solve our Greatest Research Challenges

Advancing the frontiers of knowledge creates a more just, prosperous and sustainable future through research, scholarship and creative work.

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UT President Randy Boyd speaks to UT Knoxville ROTC cadets.

The Value of Values

Accomplishments do not happen without core values.

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Randy Boyd wears a UT extension shirt and stands along a walking path at UT Gardens in Knoxville

Working to Make Our Trails Better

As a land-grant institution, UT’s mission is to leave our state in a better place.

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Be One UT

Be One UT

Values should underscore the “why” in what a successful organization does and provide guidance day in and day out.

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Randy Boyd delivers the State of UT address on stage

A message from the President

These are the times that will define our decade and define each of us forever.

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Randy Boyd meets with high school students during the UT Promise fall 2019 tour

The Great Equalizer

Education is the great equalizer and is the route to change lives, which then change communities and our state.

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Joe DiPietro pictured in Knoxville, Tennessee

A message from the president

The opioid epidemic is a problem of such complexity and consequence that it will require all we can do to…

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Up Close with Joe DiPietro

Learn a few of the lesser known facts about the University of Tennessee's 25th president.

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Joe DiPietro

A message from the president

None of us gets through life without overcoming challenges.

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President Joe DiPietro explores the Tennessee River near campus on a boat courtesy of UT Rowing in Knoxville.

A message from the president

As the UT alumni family and all its future generations go on, Tennessee Alumnus will continue serving as a bridge…

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Joe DiPietro

A message from the president

Whether on behalf of the university or on their own initiative, members of the UT team make a difference every…

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Joe DiPietro at his desk in his office

A Message from the President

Approximately 370,000 UT alumni impact their communities, their states, and the nation. Your lives are our success stories.

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Pat Summitt cutting down the net after the Lady Vols 2008 victory

In Memoriam, Pat Head Summitt

I am privileged to be associated with the university that benefited from its long association with Coach Summitt.

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Commencement at UT Chattanooga

It’s Tassel Time in Tennessee

After 20 years and watching tens of thousands turn the tassels, I still appreciate what a milestone moment graduation is.

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Ut President Joe DiPietro with Kamaria Robinson at UTHSC Event

President’s Message: Prepare for Impact

In five years, our statewide university system has produced 55,000 new college graduates, performed $9.2 billion in research and conducted…

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Dave Ramsey and Joe DiPietro

Educate, Discover, Connect

When talking about the impact of the University of Tennessee, I often use the phrase “educate, discover and connect.” There…

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Robert Fisher pours a bucket of ice water over Joe DiPietro's head

Don’t count us out

Photo: On a challenge from Brad Lampley, a trustee and UT Knoxville alum, President Joe DiPietro took the ALS Ice…

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