July 2022 News Releases

- Monday, July 25 -

Hooks award

UofM’s Hooks Institute Announces 2021 Hooks National Book Award Finalists  

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis has selected the finalists for the 2021 Hooks National Book Award. The award is presented to a non-fiction book published in the calendar year that best furthers understanding of the American civil rights movement and its legacy.  The five finalists were chosen from 43 books that were nominated for the 2021 award.

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- Tuesday, July 19 -


$52.2 million: Another Record for UofM Fundraising

The University of Memphis secured a record $52.2 million for fundraising for the fiscal year which ended June 30, including a trio of records of $29.1 million for academics, $23.1 million for athletics and $18.2 million for endowments. The previous overall record was $44.1 million in fiscal year 2019.

More on record fundraising >

- Monday, July 18 -

David McKinney

AutoZone’s David McKinney appointed to UofM Board of Trustees

David McKinney, vice president of communications and public affairs for AutoZone, has been appointed to the UofM Board of Trustees by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, pending approval from the State legislature.

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- Thursday, July 14 -

Dr. Okoli

Dr. Okenwa Okoli named Dean of the UofM’s Herff College of Engineering

Dr. Okenwa Okoli has been named dean of the UofM’s Herff College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2023.

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