—Enrollment increased 19.6 percent, surpassing more than 10,000 students in fall 2009 and 11,430 students in fall 2010
—University earned the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2008
—Campus was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2009
—Was reaccredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2011
—More than $100 million in construction and capital improvements have been implemented, including the new library that is scheduled to be completed in 2013
—Grant funding increased to $12.2 million for the fiscal year 2011
UTC Chancellor Roger Brown has announced that he will be on administrative leave as of Sept. 20, retiring earlier than he previously planned on it.
According to The University Echo, Grady Bogue will take over as interim chancellor.
Brown, who has been chancellor of UTC since February 2005, announced his intent to retire in June. At that time, Brown said he would be working closely with UTC administrators until his replacement was appointed.
But in an email to students Monday morning, Brown said that he needed time to heal and reflect after the death of his wife, Carolyn, who passed away in March.
"As many of you know, this has been a particularly difficult year for me personally," Brown wrote. "The death of my wife, Carolyn, was a severe blow. I now realize that my emotional and physical health demand that I take some time to heal, reflect and prepare for the next challenge in my life."
"This decision has not been made lightly," Brown also said in the email. "It has been a privilege to serve as chancellor of this campus, and I will miss the interactions with all of you and your families. No one knows better than I what we have at UTC—a tremendous group of talented and dedicated people who work very hard to make this campus great."
UTC is already searching for a new provost, and Brown said in his previous retirement announcement that after speaking with UT System President Joe DiPietro, the search for a new chancellor will take precedence over the provost search so that the new chancellor can aid in the selection of a new provost.
Updated @ 11:04 a.m. on 09/10/12 to add the name of the interim chancellor when it became available.