Divisions, Departments and Offices; Senior Staff Titles
The table below lists the official names of the UT System Administration divisions, departments and offices as well as senior staff titles. Division, department and office notes reporting structure. For example, offices report to departments and departments report to divisions. While the unit names and staff titles below are capitalized, be sure to check the capitalization rules when using these names.
Visit president.tennessee.edu/staff for the current names and titles of senior administrators reporting to the UT president.
|Office Name||Senior Staff Title(s)|
|Office of the President||University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd|
|Division of Academic Affairs and Student Success||Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success|
|Division of Audit and Compliance||Chief Audit and Compliance Officer|
|Division of Finance and Administration||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Treasurer; Chief Investment Officer; Controller|
|Division of Communications and Marketing||Vice President for Communications and Marketing|
|Division of the General Counsel||General Counsel|
|Division of Government Relations and Advocacy||Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy|
|Department of Human Resources||Chief Human Resources Officer|
|Department of Institutional Effectiveness||Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness|
|Division of Research||Vice President for Research, Outreach and Economic Development|
|University of Tennessee Alumni Association||Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs|
|UT Foundation, Inc.||President and Chief Executive Officer|
Doctor or ‘Dr.’
Within body copy on official websites, broadcast emails, and press releases, the abbreviation Dr. is used only before the name of a person who holds a medical (MD or DVM) degree. Use Dr. in first reference as a formal title before the name of an individual who holds a doctor of dental surgery, doctor of medicine, doctor of optometry, doctor of osteopathic medicine, doctor of podiatric medicine, or doctor of veterinary medicine: Dr. Jonas Salk.
The form Dr., or Drs., in a plural construction, applies to all first-reference uses before a name, including direct quotations. Do not continue the use of Dr. in subsequent references.
Do not use Dr. before the names of individuals who hold other types of doctoral degrees. Instead, when necessary or appropriate for a specific audience: Cassandra Karoub, who has a doctorate in mathematics, was lead researcher. In a list: Stephanie D’Ercole, Ph.D.
The title Dr. is not used before the names of people who hold other doctoral degrees or honorary doctoral degrees.