UT President Randy Boyd to Deliver State of the University Address

KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee System President Randy Boyd will deliver his annual State of the University address virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 23.
Boyd’s speech will be webcast beginning at 2 p.m. EST/ 1 p.m. CST. Campus leaders, UT System staff, elected officials, business leaders and members of the public are invited to tune in to the virtual event.  
Boyd’s remarks will highlight key accomplishments from the previous year by focusing on the five pillars of UT’s strategic plan:

  • Enhancing Educational Excellence
  • Expanding Research Capabilities
  • Fostering Outreach and Engagement
  • Ensuring Workforce and Administrative Excellence
  • Advocating for UT

This State of the University address is Boyd’s fourth since joining the UT System in November 2018. 

To access the address, please visit https://tennessee.edu/state-of-ut//.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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