- Friday, December 22 -

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Bourne to Become UofM’s VP for Enrollment Management

The University of Memphis announced Tony Bourne as Vice President for Enrollment Management. Bourne, who most recently served as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing at Heidelberg University in Ohio, will begin in his new position at the UofM on Jan. 16.

Read more about Tony Bourne

- Friday, December 22 -

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UofM Selects Carlson as Vice President for Student Affairs

The University of Memphis is elevating Melinda Carlson to the position of Vice President for Student Affairs, filling out its executive team with another seasoned higher education leader. Carlson begins her new role Jan. 1, 2024.

Read more about Melinda Carlson

- Thursday, December 21 -

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University Schools Awarded A Letter Grades by Tennessee Department of Education

In an announcement released today by the Tennessee Department of Education, the Campus School, University Middle School and University High School all received “A” school letter grades in the state’s new accountability system, making the three schools the only K12 school compendium in the Memphis Shelby County School District to receive such distinction.

Discover excellence in education

- Monday, December 18 -

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Stanford-Elsevier Ranking of Top 2% Top-cited Researchers Includes 42 from University of Memphis

Forty-two University of Memphis researchers appear on the 2022 Stanford-Elsevier list of the world’s most-cited scholars. These scholars represent the pinnacle of research, and the University of Memphis showcases the diversity of its high performing scholarship with 18 departments and colleges represented. Research involves many facets, and creating an inclusive ecosystem that recognizes the diverse ways in which research can create impact is important to measuring the work of our faculty and community.

Read about the research revolution at the University of Memphis

- Monday, December 18 -

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University of Memphis names Jeff Delaney new CIO

The University of Memphis introduced Jeff Delaney to its leadership team as the new Chief Information Officer, bringing on a business-minded IT professional with more than two decades of university-related experience.

Read more about Jeff Delaney

- Friday, December 15 -

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College of Health Sciences Selects Program Director for New Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program

The University of Memphis College of Health Sciences (CHS) welcomes Dr. Jacque Bradford to the faculty as program director for the newly approved Doctor in Physical Therapy (DPT) program that will begin in fall 2026. Bradford will join the University on Jan. 8.

Read more about Dr. Jacque Bradford

- Thursday, December 14 -

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Cato Johnson Named Next UofM Board of Trustees Chairman

The University of Memphis Board of Trustees has approved Cato Johnson as its next Chairman, effective at its next scheduled meeting in March. He succeeds Doug Edwards, who has served as Chairman since March 2021.

Join us in congratulating Cato Johnson on his new role as Chairman!

- Wednesday, December 13 -

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Communities of Research Scholars Program Funds Record Number of Awards

A record number of research projects spanning several disciplines received funding through the Communities of Research Scholars in 2023. The Division of Research & Innovation at the University of Memphis funded 27 teams, making it the largest cohort to receive these awards.

Celebrate the achievements of our research scholars

- Wednesday, December 13 -

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University of Memphis to Confer 1,902 Degrees at Winter Commencement

A total of 1,902 students are poised to graduate during two University of Memphis commencement ceremonies at FedEx Forum this Sunday, Dec. 17, making them the largest winter graduating class in recent years.

Celebrate the achievements of our incredible graduates

- Tuesday, December 12 -

Rene Bustamante

UofM Trustees Approve Bustamante as Executive Vice President and COO/CFO

The University of Memphis Board of Trustees today approved long-time FedEx Corp. executive Rene Bustamante as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer­/Chief Financial Officer for the University. Bustamante will join the University on Jan. 2.

Welcome Rene Bustamante to the UofM family!

- Thursday, December 7 -

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University of Memphis Receives Two Engineering Patents

The Office of Technology Transfer within the Division of Research & Innovation at the University of Memphis received notification of two patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patents are a result of the tireless research done by faculty members and students in the Herff College of Engineering.

Celebrate innovation with us

- Thursday, December 7 -

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University of Memphis Board of Trustees to meet December 12

The final University of Memphis Board of Trustees meeting of the calendar year will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the Bluff Room of the Maxine A. Smith University Center.

Read more about the BOT meeting

- Wednesday, December 6 -

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“Black Patience” Named Hooks National Book Award Winner

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis has selected “Black Patience: Performance, Civil Rights, and the Unfinished Project of Emancipation” by Dr. Julius B. Fleming, Jr. (New York University Press) as the 2022 Hooks National Book Award winner. The award will be presented in February

Read about the Hooks National Book Award Winner