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May 13, 2020 | Tom Ballard

Deborah Crawford named UTK’s new Vice Chancellor for Research

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) has named a new Vice Chancellor for Research.

Deborah Crawford, the current Vice President of Research, Innovation and Economic Impact at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, will assume the position on August 1. In her new role, she will lead UTK’s research as a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet with responsibility for developing and implementing research plans, building innovative partnerships, and raising the university’s national and international reputation. Crawford will also work closely with the Provost and partners at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to oversee the proposed Oak Ridge Institute.

Over the past four years, she has led George Mason’s research enterprise including the creation of three multidisciplinary research institutes and four university research centers. Click here to read the full UTK news release.

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