The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has named Diane Kelly its new vice provost for faculty affairs, effective August 1.
Since 2016, Kelly has served as a professor and director of Tennessee’s School of Information Sciences, an iSchools member at the iCaucus level. During that time, she has led the school to significant achievements, including a 110 percent enrollment increase in the Master of Science in information sciences and the creation of a new bachelor’s degree in information sciences.
Kelly is currently chair-elect of the iSchools organization and will begin her term as iSchools chair in 2022.
According to the Tennessee announcement, as vice provost Kelly will take a leading role in operationalizing the university’s commitment to recruiting, supporting, and retaining diverse faculty, and she will work closely with the Commission for Women, the Commission for Blacks, the Commission for LGBT People, and the Council for Diversity and Interculturalism.
Visit the Tennessee website to read the full announcement.