Stacey Patterson, University of Tennessee’s (UT) Associate Vice President for Research and Vice President of the UT Research Foundation, has been appointed Interim Vice President for Research, Outreach and Economic Development.
The appointment was announced yesterday by UT President Joe DiPietro announced who also said she will serve in the interim role until the UT Board of Trustees acts on his recommendation of her appointment in November.
Patterson fills a vacancy created by David Millhorn’s move to the position of UT Senior Vice President Emeritus and National Laboratory Relations Advisor. He has been UT Senior Vice President and Vice President for Research, Outreach and Economic Development since 2016; President of the UT Research Foundation since January 2014; and a member of the UT president’s staff with system-wide research oversight since 2005.
Among her activities in the technology, innovation and entrepreneurial space, Patterson is a member of the “Innov865 Week Steering Committee.” Click here to read the full UT announcement.