At Odds Over University of Tennessee Mission Statement

Knoxville (WVLT) - The University of Tennessee's president, chancellor and faculty are still at odds over the UT mission statement issued last month.

Petersen's statement wants to combine the missions for all UT campuses across the state.

However the faculty senate is complaining that they had almost no input on the statement, and believe that the UT and UTK systems need to have distinct and separate missions .

Governor Phil Bredesen is one man not in an uproar over this statement, "I think he's doing a good job. I wouldn't worry about the wording of the mission statement too much, but ultimately I think highly of both he and Lauren Crabtree and whatever friction there is, I hope it gets worked out because they are both very good men."

President Petersen and Chancellor Crabtree are hoping to work their issues over the mission statement quickly and efficiently.

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