UT Institute of Agriculture begins chancellor search

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has begun searching for a new chancellor.

According to the school, a search committee met on Friday and set a timeline to have the new leader in place during the first quarter of 2017.

The chancellor serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the Institute of Agriculture. The Institute consists of UT Extension, AgResearch, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Current Chancellor Larry Arrington is retiring Thursday. UT Extension Dean Tim Cross will serve as interim chancellor.

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