Tuesday, September 30, 2014 · 3:53 p.m.
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UT System President Joe DiPietro will recommend Steve Angle, currently senior vice president at Wright State University, for election by the UT board of trustees as the next UTC chancellor.

Steve Angle. (Photo: Contributed)

The Executive and Compensation Committee of the board of trustees will vote on DiPietro's recommendation at its meeting on Thursday, and the full board will vote Friday, according to a news release. 

A press conference to announce the new chancellor is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. in the Chattanooga Room of the University Center at UTC following the adjournment of the meeting.

“Steve is an accomplished scholar and administrator and a proven team builder with an understanding of a metropolitan institution like UTC. I believe his experience in partnering with local industry, fundraising and listening to all constituents will resonate with the Chattanooga community,” DiPietro said in a prepared statement. “Finding the best leader for UTC who appreciates its distinctive characteristics and value has been my focus over the last several months. It is very gratifying that so many capable and distinguished candidates came forward, and I appreciate their interest." 

Pending the results of the vote, Angle's effective start date will be July 1. 

The new chancellor will replace Roger Brown, who retired Sept. 30.

Grady Bogue, a retired professor of leadership and policy studies at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, has been serving as the interim chancellor. 

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