Deal Named Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

The University of Tennessee Foundation Inc. and the University of Tennessee at Martin has announced a new vice chancellor for university advancement in an official news release.

Dr. Charley Deal currently serves as the executive director of research, outreach and economic development, overseeing research grants and expenditures, and non-degree courses and camps at UT Martin.


Deal will be responsible for managing UTM's fundraising and alumni programs, coordinating development efforts with UT Foundation and UT System administration and representing UT Martin in the community. He will also serve on Chancellor Carver's cabinet. Deal will assume responsibilities April 1.


He began his career at UT Martin in 1992 and served in the Office of Alumni Relations and

Annual Giving before moving to the Office of Research, Outreach, and Economic Development in 2019. Deal is also the executive director of the WestStar Leadership Program.


Deal earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from UT Martin and a doctoral degree in philosophy, learning and leadership from UT Chattanooga.


“I appreciate the confidence Chancellor Keith Carver and UT Foundation President Kerry Witcher have in my abilities, and I am excited to be working with two of the best leaders in higher education in the state,” said Deal.


Deal says he will not only focus on opportunities to engage UT Martin faculty, alumni and donors in the region, but also stakeholders from around the world to ensure success for the foundation.


The UT Foundation Inc. is an interdependent nonprofit corporation that supports the University’s educational, research and outreach activities.


For more information, contact the UT Martin Office of University Relations at 731-881-7615.

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