Two UTHSC Executive Appointments Focus on Academic Excellence

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William F. Owen, Jr., MD, chancellor of the UT Health Science Center, announced today the appointment of two senior executives to his leadership team.

William F. Owen, Jr., MD, chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) announced today the appointment of two senior executives to his leadership team. Effective September 1, Cheryl R. Scheid, PhD, will assume the position of vice chancellor for academic, faculty and student affairs. Dianna A. Johnson, PhD, will report to her as the new associate vice chancellor for faculty and student retention.

As vice chancellor, Dr. Scheid will be responsible for identifying and implementing academic process improvements, and the establishment and enforcement of academic policies that affect UTHSC”s students and faculty. Dr. Scheid will work closely with the UTHSC”s college deans, offices of Research, Equity and Diversity, and Human Resources, as well as the UT system Provost, Dr. Bob Levy. As associate vice chancellor, Dr. Johnson will be responsible for facilitating UTHSC”s processes for recruiting faculty, as well as developing and executing faculty development and retention programs.

“Together, Dr. Scheid and Dr. Johnson will be a dynamic team,” observed Chancellor Owen. “They will play a pivotal role in helping the UT Health Science Center excel in all four tiers of our mission