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UT Martin chancellor names Ogg vice chancellor for academic affairs

UT Martin chancellor names Ogg vice chancellor for academic affairs

Dr. Jerald Ogg has been named University of Tennessee at Martin vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective July 1.
Ogg, who has been serving as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs since July 2007, was named by UT Martin Chancellor Dr. Tom Rakes following the completion of a national search and from a field of 32 applicants.
“Dr. Ogg brings his unique blend of professional, authentic manner in interacting with others,” Rakes said. “He has the academic and administrative experience along with a personal touch that I believe will be an asset on our leadership team.”
“This is a very special campus and I have been humbled throughout this process by the support of so many faculty, staff and students,” Ogg said. “I look forward to working with Dr. Rakes and the academic leadership team to ensure we continue to provide the personal, rigorous education for which we have long been recognized.”
Ogg received bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications from UT Martin, a juris doctor from UT Knoxville College of Law, a master’s in journalism from Louisiana State University and a doctorate in journalism from Southern Illinois University.
Ogg’s employment at UT Martin began in 1987 when he joined the university as an instructor/assistant professor in the Department of Communications, in which he became department chair in 1997. He was named College of Humanities and Fine Arts dean in 2000, followed by his appointment as interim vice chancellor for student affairs in 2006. His appointment as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs began in 2007, following Rakes’ appointment as chancellor. He has remained a professor in the Department of Communications.
Also at UT Martin, Ogg has served as a faculty member of the Governor’s School for the Humanities since its inception in 1991 and was named director in 2000. He has held numerous university committee and board appointments and has an extensive list of scholarly activities. His honors include the UT National Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award, and multiple Air Force Meritorious Service Medals and three Air Force Reserve TOP-HAT (the Outstanding Performer-Headquarters Annual Tour) recognitions.
Since 1983, Ogg has served as a reservist/judge advocate with the U.S. Air Force. He is currently attached to the Judge Advocate General School (JAG) at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., with the rank of colonel.
In his campus interviews, Ogg noted as his strengths his reputation as an academic leader, two terminal degrees, experience as a classroom teacher at UT Martin and in leadership positions in the Air Force, communications and management skills, a 28-year career as a licensed attorney and an extensive record of public service.
“We have the opportunity every day to shape and improve lives and I appreciate the chancellor’s confidence,” Ogg said. Published in The Messenger 2.26.08

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