Institute Leadership

Message from the Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor

Welcome to the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Our institute is at the core of the University of Tennessee’s land-grant mission of educating, discovering, and connecting. We fulfill that mission through the excellent and innovative work of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, guided by our ten-year strategic plan.

The institute’s four units—the Herbert College of Agriculture, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch, and UT Extension—contribute to improving quality of life and enhancing the agricultural economics, environment, and health of Tennesseans and beyond. Our clientele includes students, families, farmers, 4-H’ers, agribusinesses, and the general public. 

The challenges ahead of us are significant as we look to find real-life solutions for our most pressing agricultural issues. We know that audiences outside of our agricultural community are not as aware of the critical role agriculture plays in their daily lives from the food they eat, to the clothes they wear, to the homes in which they live. We need to continue to deliver that message through statewide campaigns like TN Magic Moments, which you can learn more about here.

Our Real. Life. Solutions. provide a better future for Tennesseans where they live, work, and even grow.


Tim Cross
Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

For the latest from Tim Cross, follow @UTIA_SVP on Twitter or view the archives of Common Ground, his e-newsletter for the UT Institute of Agriculture.

Tim L Cross Profile Page
Tim L Cross
Sr Vice President & Sr Vice Chancellor
Patricia M. (Trish) Wagoner
Admin Coordinator I
Tammie Loree Jay
Admin Specialist II

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Institute of Agriculture Executive Leadership

Keith Barber Profile Page
Keith Barber
Vice Chancellor, Institutional Advancement
Caula Ann Beyl Profile Page
Caula Ann Beyl
Dean And Professor, Herbert College of Agriculture Administration
Doug Bohner Profile Page
Doug Bohner
Human Resources Officer, Extension Administration
Tim Fawver Profile Page
Tim Fawver
Chief Business Officer, Extension Administration
Angela A Gibson Profile Page
Angela A Gibson
Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services
Tom Gill Profile Page
Tom Gill
Assoc Professor & Chair, Smith International Center
Steve M Glafenhein Profile Page
Steve M Glafenhein
Director, General Services
Lisa Stearns Profile Page
Lisa Stearns
Vice Chancellor, Marketing and Communications
Ashley Michelle Stokes Profile Page
Ashley Michelle Stokes
Dean And Professor, Extension Administration
Jim Thompson Profile Page
Jim Thompson
Dean & Professor, Veterinary Medicine Administration
Hongwei Xin Profile Page
Hongwei Xin
Dean And Professor, AgResearch Administration