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UT Board of Trustees to discuss interim president Randy Boyd's title

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees has announced a series of town hall meetings to gather input and feedback on the appointment of interim president Randy Boyd to the presidency of the UT System for a term of an additional five years.

Boyd has served as interim president since Nov. 2018.

According to a university email, the town hall meetings will be held during the following dates and are open to the community:

Wednesday, March 4 3 - 4:30 p.m. UT Chattanooga campus - University Center Auditorium

Thursday, March 5 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. UT Health Science Center – Student Alumni Center, OD Larry Dining Hall

Monday, March 9 3 - 4:30 p.m. UT Knoxville campus – Student Union, Pilot Flying J Ballroom B&C Tuesday, March 10 3 - 4:30 p.m. UT Martin – Boling University Center, Phillip Watkins Auditorium

Wednesday, March 11* 1 - 2:30 p.m. Nashville – UT Polk Avenue Building

In addition to the final live town hall, the session will also be streamed live for UT employees. The board will also host a question and answer session.

According to the email, at its winter meeting on Feb. 19, the UT Board of Trustees began its conversation to consider removing the interim from Boyd's title.

The board made the decision to recommend the consideration based on Boyd's review process. They still want to hear from UT students, faculty and staff regarding their opinion of his performance.

Attendees or members of the public who wish to submit a question for the town hall meetings in advance may do so by visiting

Campus security protocols will be in effect for these town hall meetings. A sign language interpreter will be available at each town hall meeting.

For more information, please visit

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