Chancellor Carver continues to serve the region, state

University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Keith Carver continues to serve not only the university but also the region and state through committee membership and leadership in a variety of organizations.

Carver was announced this month as a member of the Jackson State Community College search advisory committee to fill the role of college president. The committee’s first meeting and public forum is scheduled for Nov. 15 to gather public opinion on the characteristics, qualities and skills needed in JSCC’s next president. The college’s fifth president, Dr. Allana Hamilton, was appointed vice chancellor for academic affairs of the College System of Tennessee by the Tennessee Board of Regents in September and assumed her new role at the system office in October.

UT Martin serves students on the Jackson State Community College campus through the UT Martin Jackson Center, which allows area students to finish their associate degrees at JSCC and transition seamlessly into a UT Martin bachelor’s degree program in the same location.

He was also approved to serve as chair of the Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents in September after a change in the board’s rotational schedule. He will serve as chair for the 2019-20 academic year followed by Dr. Glenda Glover, president of Tennessee State University, in 2020-21.

Carver also serves on the advisory council for the Tennessee Coalition for Better Health, an organization focused on improving policy at the public and institutional level to improve health outcomes in Tennessee. The advisory council is made up of 18 people who serve as a think-tank for the organization and help provide feedback and expert opinion on statewide programming and policy. The council’s first meeting is scheduled for Jan. 9 in Nashville.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Office of University Relations at 731-881-7615.


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