Vice Admiral Visits UT Knoxville, Meets with University Leaders

Category: Advocacy Events

Vice Admiral Harry Harris visits with Tom Ladd, Associate Dean of Research and Technology at the UTK College of Business Administration

Today, the University of Tennessee hosted Vice Admiral Harry Harris of the United States Navy.  Harris, a native of Crossville, Tennessee, currently serves as the assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

During his campus visit, Harris received briefings conducted at the Howard Baker Center on the University’s academic, research and public service mission areas as the state’s Land-Grant University.  He was informed of UT’s role in co-managing Oak Ridge National Lab and the work of UT Knoxville’s Governor’s Chairs in the areas of nuclear engineering, energy storage, materials science and smart grid technology. Also highlighted were the efforts to upgrade the UT-ORNL supercomputer to be the fastest de-classified computer in the world.

Harris spent time discussing the UT-Air Force Management Partnership with UT leaders during his visit.  The partnership currently trains over 3,000 personnel through the UT Knoxville National Defense Business Institute.

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