TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 21, 2016

The University of Tennessee announced today that Chancellor Jimmy Cheek will step down and return to teaching as soon as a successor is found. Cheek, a Texas native with degrees from Texas A&M University and Lamar University, came to Tennessee in February 2009 after a 34-year career at the University of Florida. He is turning 70 years old in September and says he wants to spend more time with family. Knoxnews has more on the story and the text of Cheek’s announcement.