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Welcome reception planned for Cavalier family


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – Community members are invited to join students and employees from the University of Tennessee at Martin for a reception to welcome Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, incoming university provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and his family from 1:30-3 p.m., March 20, in the Boling University Center’s student life suite.

Cavalier will officially join the UT Martin family July 1 when he begins his new role. He has served in higher education administration since 2004, most recently at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in English from Northeastern University in Massachusetts and a doctoral degree, also in English, from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Cavalier takes over the position from Dr. Rich Helgeson, who has served as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs since last August. Helgeson stepped in to fill the void after longtime provost Dr. Jerald Ogg returned to the faculty in the Department of Communications after spending 10 years in the vice chancellor’s chair.

For more information on the welcome reception, contact the UT Martin Office of the Chancellor at 731-881-7500.


PHOTO ID: Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier

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