UT Knoxville names interim chancellor

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) The University of Tennessee has named Jan Simek interim chancellor for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Simek starts immediately. He replaces Loren Crabree who resigned on Thursday.

Simek previously was chief of staff for UT Knoxville Chancellor Loren Crabtree, is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and served as interim dean of the UT Knoxville College of Architecture and Design for two years.

"As I sought input in filling this position, Jan received a strong endorsement from Chancellor Crabtree and he was among those suggested to me last week by members of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. I look forward to working with him in the weeks ahead, and I know he shares the commitment to resolve issues and move forward."

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