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Collection Regarding the Investiture of Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0733

This collection houses invitations, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and certificates of recognition documenting the investiture of Jimmy G. Cheek as the University of Tennessee's seventh Chancellor on May 1, 2009.

Dates

  • 2009 April 8-May 21

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses invitations, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and certificates of recognition documenting the investiture of Jimmy G. Cheek as the University of Tennessee's seventh Chancellor on May 1, 2009.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jimmy Geary Cheek was born in Gorman, Texas to Geary B. and Mayme (Wright) Cheek on September 7, 1946. He earned his BS (1969) and PhD (1975) from Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University and his MEd from Lamar University (1972). Cheek began his academic career as a Professor of Agriculture at the University of Florida, where he subsequently served as Assistant Dean for Academy Programs for the College of Agriculture (1992-1999), Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (1999-2004), and Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources (2005-2009). On May 1, 2009 Cheek became the University of Tennessee's seventh Chancellor. He is married to Ileen (Griffith) Cheek, and they have two children.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

These items were transferred to Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480