The R-390A /URR is a general coverage HF radio communications receiver designed by Collins Radio Company for the US military. The R-390A military shortwave radio receiver was the result of a project undertaken by the U. S. Army Signal Corps in 1954 to replace the existing R-390 receiver in use; the R-390 had done its job so well that the Corps decided continued use of this type of receiver necessitated an improved, reduced-cost version. There are many references to the R390A in the open literature during this period. Total production of the R-390A is over 55,000 units. Initial production started in 1955 and ran through 1970, was restarted in 1984 by Fowler Industries for Avondale Shipyards. Manufacturers and their approximate production numbers are: Collins Radio Company 6,363 Electronic Assistance Corp 15,338 Capehart 4,242 Motorola 14,873 Stewart Warner 6,631 Amelco/Teledyne/Imperial 7,958 Fowler Industries 5Companies which made spare modules, but not whole sets were Communications Systems Corp.
Clavier Corp. and Hacking Labs. The R-390A is a general coverage radio receiver capable of receiving amplitude modulated and frequency shift keying signals, its tuning range is in 32 one-megahertz bands. The circuit is the superheterodyne type, double conversion above 8 MHz, below which triple conversion is used, it employs a larger than normal count for most general-coverage receivers. The receiver can be operated on 120 volt or 240 volt supplies, it fits neatly into a 10.5 inch-tall standard 19 inch equipment rack. Tuning of the R-390A's radio frequency and intermediate frequency front end is synchronized by means of an ingenious mechanical system of racks and cams; when the front panel tuning controls are rotated, this system raises and lowers ferrite slugs in and out of the receiver's tuning coils. This ensures that all front-end circuits are tracked, meaning all circuits are tuned to the correct frequency to maintain excellent selectivity and sensitivity; the receiver's construction is modular for easy servicing.
Each major area of the receiver is contained in removable subassemblies, these can be repaired or replaced as needs be. Though the R-390A is mechanically and electrically complex and servicing were designed to follow simplified procedures published by the Signal Corps; the R-390A was deployed to most branches of the US military and remained in general use through the 1980s. The last major update to its documentation was in 1984; as the military procured newer receivers, many R-390As were released to surplus while others were destroyed. Some receivers were retained by the services, when they found that the R-390A's vacuum tube circuitry could survive an electromagnetic pulse. There are reports apocryphal, that R-390A receivers are still in use aboard U. S. Navy submarines since the receiver can withstand the strong radio frequency fields found aboard ship. Many of the R-390As that exist today are in the hands of vintage amateur radio collectors and amateur radio operators who contend that few modern solid state communications receivers can equal its performance.
There is a wealth of information, both printed and electronic, devoted to R-390A restoration and maintenance, as the R-390A is considered an example of the best of vacuum tube technology. ART 13 transmitter ARC-5 BC-348 BC-654 Collins Radio Hammarlund super pro National HRO Vintage amateur radio 75A-4 and KWS-1 Rippel, Chuck. R-390A History and R-390A Overview; the R-390A/URR Archive on the Web. Couillard, L. W, Cost Reduction Program for Radio Receivers R-390. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Collins Radio Company, 1952 United States Department of the Army, Technical Manual TM-11-5820-358-35: Radio Receiver R-390A/URR. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1961. R-390A - Sherwood Engineering's HF Receiver Performance Specs
Admiral (electrical appliances)
Admiral is an American appliance brand, manufactured by Whirlpool Corporation and sold at The Home Depot. Ross Siragusa founded Continental Radio and Television Corp. as a maker of consumer electronics in Chicago during 1934. This became Admiral Corp, its annual sales were about $2 million. Admiral supplied the U. S. military with electronic equipment during World War II, was one of the major television manufacturers in the early era of that medium. In 1950, for instance, Admiral was selling a line of seven TV sets, with four models having a 12.5 in tube size, a 16 in model at $299.95, two 19 in models. Success in television sales enabled the company to branch out into major appliances such as refrigerators by the 1950s. During World War II, Admiral was the weekly sponsor of the CBS Radio Network Sunday news program, World News Today, Admiral used the promotional slogan "America's Smart Set." Admiral was one of the first major advertisers on television, sponsoring Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, Lights Out, Fulton J. Sheen's Life Is Worth Living, Admiral Presents the Five Star Review - Welcome Aboard, Notre Dame football games.
Annual sales approached $300 million and the company employed 8,500 people by the early 1960s. During the Cold War, Admiral manufactured military TV cameras for reconnaissance purposes under adverse conditions on land, in the air and under water. In 1962, Admiral Corporation listed four manufacturing plants in Illinois; these were identified as subsidiaries of Admiral International Corp. of which Norman E. Johnson was named president; the Chicago headquarters was located at 3800 West Cortland street and identified Ross D. Siragusa as Chairman and President, Cy S. Rossate Vice President in charge of production and William L. Dunn Vice President of engineering and stated a work force of 2,100 employees; this factory listed as its product line. A second Chicago facility was located at 4150 North Knox avenue that had a work force of 230 employees that made record changers, power supplies and metal stampings. At Galesburg, Illinois the Midwest Manufacturing Corporation was listed as a subsidiary of Admiral Corp. with George Heidenblut as Vice President of engineering and a labor force of 1,400 employees that made refrigerators, air conditioners and ranges.
The Harvard, Illinois plant located on South Division street listed Ernest Polichio as plant manager and its 2,000 employees made television sets. The Admiral work force in Illinois totaled 5,730 employees in 1962; the various divisions were sold to other companies by the mid-1970s, due in part to imported consumer electronics dumped on the US market from Japan. Rockwell International acquired the company in 1973, selling the appliance operations to Magic Chef, sold to Maytag. In turn, Maytag was acquired by Whirlpool; the Milwaukee Admirals hockey team derives its name from Admiral appliances. In 1971, when the team was sold by its original owner to a group of investors, one of the investors, Edwin J. Merar, owned an appliance store; the team was renamed the "Admirals" after the Admiral refrigerators sold in his store. In 1991, Maytag contracted with Montgomery Ward & Co. for the exclusive use of the Admiral brand on its consumer electronic goods. Montgomery Ward went bankrupt and closed all its stores.
After Maytag's sale to Whirlpool, the brand became exclusive to The Home Depot. During the 1990s, the Admiral brand name was being used on Zenith products; the television business continues with AOC International. AOC is an international brand of LCD and HDTV display devices
Rockwell Collins was a multinational corporation company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa providing avionics and information technology systems and services to government agencies and aircraft manufacturers. The company was acquired by United Technologies Corporation on November 27, 2018, now operates as part of Collins Aerospace. Arthur A. Collins founded Collins Radio Company in 1933 in Iowa, it designed and produced both shortwave radio equipment and equipment for the burgeoning AM Broadcast industry. Collins was solicited by the military, the scientific community and by the larger AM radio stations for special equipment. Collins supplied the equipment to establish a communications link with the South Pole expedition of Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd in 1933. In 1936, Collins had begun production of the 12H audio console, 12X portable field announcers box, the 300E and 300F broadcast transmitters. Throughout World War II, the 212A1 and 212B1 replaced the 12H design. Collins became the principal supplier of radio and navigation equipment used in the military, where uncompromising performance was required.
In the post war years, the Collins Radio Company expanded its work in all phases of the communications field while broadening its technology. This moved Arthur Collins into a more active role as CEO guiding department leaders holding significant responsibilities. New developments such as flight control instruments, radio communication devices and satellite voice transmissions created great opportunities in the marketplace. Collins Radio Company provided communications for the United States' role in the Space Race, including equipment for astronauts to communicate with earth stations and equipment to track and communicate with spacecraft. Collins communications equipment was used for Projects Mercury and Apollo, providing voice communication for every American astronaut traveling through space. In 1973, the U. S. Skylab Program used Collins equipment to provide communication from the astronauts to earth. After facing financial difficulties, the Collins Radio Company was purchased by Rockwell International in 1973.
In 2001, the avionics division of Rockwell International was spun off to form the current Rockwell Collins, Inc. retaining its name. Rockwell Collins is concentrated in the defense and commercial avionics markets and no longer markets receivers to the public; the Collins mechanical filter is still in production and does, find consumer and commercial use. On April 28, 2000, Rockwell International Corp and its Rockwell Collins unit agreed to acquire Sony Corp's Sony Trans Com for undisclosed terms. Sony had purchased the business from Sundstrand Corp. in 1989. On December 20, 2000, Rockwell Collins expanded its services to commercial and executive aviation in Mercosur countries; the company has acquired several companies, including Hughes-Avicom's in-flight entertainment business, Sony Trans Com, Intertrade Ltd. Flight Dynamics, K Systems, Inc. Communication Solutions, Inc. Airshow, Inc. NLX in 2003, portions of Evans & Sutherland, TELDIX GmbH, IP Unwired, Anzus Inc. in 2006, Information Technology & Applications Corporation in 2007, Athena Technologies, Datapath Inc.
SEOS Displays Ltd. Air Routing International in 2010, Computing Technologies for Aviation in 2011, ARINC in 2014, BE Aerospace in 2017; the company is among the major suppliers of in-flight entertainment on board aircraft. Rockwell Collins' key competitors in this industry include Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Thales Group, JetBlue's IFE subsidiary LiveTV; as of 2010, the company employs over 20,000 people and has an annual turnover of 4.665 billion US dollars. Its non-executive chairman is Anthony Carbone following the retirement of Clayton M. Jones. In September 2012, Kelly Ortberg was appointed as president of the company. In August 2013, Kelly Ortberg was appointed CEO of Rockwell Collins. On September 4, 2017, United Technologies of Farmington, Connecticut agreed to acquire the company for $30 billion; the transaction closed on November 26, 2018. In the mid-1930s, the Collins Radio Company constructed and sold transmitters and audio mixing consoles to the broadcast industry. In 1939, the model 12 Speech Input Console, in addition to the 26C limiter amplifier, was licensed to Canadian Marconi Co. for both sales in Canada and His Majesties Service for the war effort.
Collins success in constructing broadcast transmitters continued to grow, selling well over a thousand up to the start of World War II. During World War II, Collins expertise grew in higher power transmitters producing designs which ran well over 15 kilowatts of RF power on a continuous basis. After the war a limited number of AM transmitters were produced called the 300G and remain the finest in low power AM transmitters produced. Collins remained an important manufacturer of AM and FM broadcast radio transmitters for the commercial market surviving the drastic cost cutting market of the 1960s and 1970s; the transmitter line was sold to Continental Electronics, which continued to produce a number of Collins designs under its own nameplate before phasing them out in the 1980s. Collins produced several shortwave transmitters to the commercial market. A "30" Series production catered to the growing need of state highway patrol agencies and Department of Commerce aviation needs. During World War II, Collins produced high power transmitters for aircraft, notably the ART-13 equipped with automatic tuning circuits, which represented an important enhancement for airborne radio communications.
After World War II, Collins supported the growing post-war amateur radio market. The United States Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Courier was employed as seagoing relay st
Rocketdyne was an American rocket engine design and production company headquartered in Canoga Park, in the western San Fernando Valley of suburban Los Angeles, in southern California. The Rocketdyne Division was founded by North American Aviation in 1955, was part of Rockwell International and Boeing. In 2005, the Rocketdyne Division was sold to United Technologies Corporation, becoming Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne as part of Pratt & Whitney. In 2013, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne was sold to GenCorp, which merged it with Aerojet to form Aerojet Rocketdyne. After World War II, North American Aviation was contracted by the Defense Department to study the German V-2 missile and adapt its engine to SAE measurements and U. S. construction details. NAA used the same general concept of separate burner/injectors from the V-2 engine design to build a much larger engine for the Navaho missile project; this work was considered unimportant in the 1940s and funded at a low level, but the start of the Korean War in 1950 changed priorities.
NAA had begun to use the Santa Susana Field Laboratory high in the Simi Hills around 1947 for the Navaho's rocket engine testing, At that time the site was much further away from major populated areas than the early test sites NAA had been using within Los Angeles. Navaho ran into continual difficulties and was canceled in 1958 when the Chrysler Corporation Missile Division's Redstone missile design had caught up in development; however the Rocketdyne engine, known as the A-5 or NAA75-110, proved to be more reliable than the one developed for Redstone, so the missile was redesigned with the A-5 though the resulting missile had much shorter range. As the missile entered production, NAA spun off Rocketdyne in 1955 as a separate division, built its new plant in the small Los Angeles suburb of Canoga Park, in the San Fernando Valley near and below its Santa Susana Field Laboratory. In 1967, NAA, with its Rocketdyne and Atomics International divisions, merged with the Rockwell Corporation to form North American Rockwell, becoming in 1973 Rockwell International.
Rocketdyne's next major development was its first all-new design, the S-3D, developed in parallel to the V-2 derived A series. The S-3 was used on the Army's Jupiter missile design a development of the Redstone, was selected for the competitor Air Force Thor missile. An larger design, the LR89/LR105, was used on the Atlas missile; the Thor had a short military career, but it was used as a satellite launcher through the 1950s and 60s in a number of different versions. One, Thor Delta, became the baseline for the current Delta series of space launchers, although since the late 1960s the Delta has had nothing in common with the Thor. Although the original S-3 engine was used on some Delta versions, most use its updated RS-27 design developed as a single engine to replace the three-engine cluster on the Atlas; the Atlas had a short military career as a deterrent weapon, but the Atlas rocket family descended from it became an important orbital launcher for many decades, both for the Project Mercury manned spacecraft, in the much-employed Atlas-Agena and Atlas-Centaur rockets.
The Atlas V is still in use. Rocketdyne became the major supplier for NASA's development efforts, supplying all of the major engines for the Saturn rocket. Rocketdyne's H-1 engine was used by the Saturn I booster main stage. Five F-1 engines powered the Saturn V's, S-IC, first stage, while five J-2 engines powered its S-II second stage, one J-2 the S-IVB third stages. By 1965, Rocketdyne built the vast majority of US rocket engines, excepting those of the Titan rocket, its payroll had grown to 65,000; this sort of growth appeared to be destined to continue in the 1970s when Rocketdyne won the contract for the Space Shuttle Main Engine. But the rapid downturn in other military and civilian contracts led to downsizing of the company. North American Aviation a spacecraft manufacturer, tied entirely to the Space Shuttle, merged with the Rockwell Corporation in 1966 to form the North American Rockwell company, which became Rockwell International in 1973, with Rocketdyne as a major division. Canoga Park, CaliforniaRocketdyne maintained division headquarters and rocket engine manufacturing facilities at Canoga Park from 1955 until 2014.
North American Aviation's rocket development activities began with engine tests nearby the Los Angeles Airport. In 1948, NAA began testing liquid rocket engines within the Simi Hills which would become the Santa Susana Field Laboratory; the company sought a location for a manufacturing plant nearby the Simi Hills testing site. In 1954, North American Aviation purchased 56 acres of land within the current Warner Center area deeded the property to the Air Force; the Air Force, in turn, designated the site Air Force Plant No. 56 and contracted with Rocketdyne to build and operate the facility.. NAA completed construction of the main manufacturing building and designated Rocketdyne as a new company division in November 1955. Rocketdyne's success resulted in the addition of buildings within a growing footprint. At its peak, the Rocketdyne Canoga facility comprised some 27 different buildings over 119 acres of land, including over one million square feet of manufacturing area plus 516,000 square feet of office space.
The Canoga plant grew into areas both southeast of the original location. In 1960, Rocketdyne opened a headquarters building at the southeast corner of Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue. A pedestrian tunnel underneath Victory Boluvard east of Canoga Avenue provided access between buildings to th
Allen-Bradley is the brand-name of a line of Factory Automation Equipment manufactured by Rockwell Automation. The company, with revenues of US $6.4 billion in 2013, manufactures programmable logic controllers, human-machine interfaces, safety components and systems, software and drive systems, motor control centers, systems of such products. Rockwell Automation provides asset-management services including repair and consulting. Rockwell Automation's headquarters is in Wisconsin; the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower is a Milwaukee landmark featuring the largest four-sided clock in the western hemisphere. The company was founded in 1903 as the Compression Rheostat Company by Dr. Stanton Allen and Lynde Bradley with an initial investment of $1,000. In 1910 the firm was renamed Allen-Bradley Company. In 1952 it opened a subsidiary in Galt, Canada, that employs over 1000 people. In 1985 a company record was set as the fiscal year ended with $1 billion in sales. In February 1985, Rockwell International purchased Allen-Bradley for $1.651 billion, the largest acquisition in Wisconsin history.
For all intents and purposes, Allen-Bradley took over Rockwell's industrial automation division. Rockwell moved its headquarters to Milwaukee. In 2002, when Rockwell split into two companies, Allen-Bradley followed the automation division into Rockwell Automation. AB.com Allen Bradley Rockwell Automation
Arthur A. Collins
Arthur Andrews Collins was a radio engineer and entrepreneur. He first gained national recognition as a teenager for significant advances in radio communication, founded his own radio engineering and manufacturing company in 1933, Collins Radio Co.. Expanding during World War II, Collins Radio grew into a Fortune 500 leader in avionics, telecommunication, military and commercial radio communications. Collins and his company became pioneers in melding computer and communication technology. Considered a genius in electronics innovation, he shunned personal publicity and is little known today within the electronics community. Arthur A. Collins was born in Oklahoma to Merle H. Collins and Faith Andrews Collins; the family moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa when Arthur was 7. Merle founded Collins Farms Company in 1925, which combined inefficient small farms into one collective enterprise, using the best available equipment and modern practices to achieve increased productivity; this novel approach was successful but faltered as the Great Depression hit.
His son Arthur was intensely interested in radio, became a licensed amateur radio operator at age 14, designed and built his own equipment, purchasing expensive vacuum tubes with his father's help. Arthur Collins became expert in circuit design and wave propagation, publishing several articles in specialty journals. Collins became friends with fellow amateur radio "hams", including John Reinartz, who shared a special interest in radio wave propagation. Within the radio spectrum only longer waves were thought to be refracted by the atmosphere, allowing long distance communication at night, but not so the shorter wavelength relegated to amateurs. Reinartz and Collins discovered that such "skip" did occur in the 20 meter range and during daytime, which allowed long distance communication with this type of equipment; when Reinartz became the ship's radio operator on the National Geographic-sponsored MacMillan Arctic expedition in 1925 only he and Collins were able to maintain reliable communication, unlike the U.
S. Navy using longer wavelengths. Collins gained national recognition. A young Arthur Collins' attic ham station. Arthur Collins graduated from high school in Cedar Rapids and attended college at Amherst in Massachusetts, but returned at the end of his freshman year, he never obtained a degree, but rather took courses at the University of Iowa and at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. His own studies, research done during the early years of his own company outpaced advances in electronics coursework in academia, yet he valued higher education, promoting programs for his employees to further their education, establishing courses with in-house instructors at Collins Radio. In 1930 Arthur Collins married Margaret Van Dyke in Cedar Rapids, a noted artist within her community and a former student of Grant Wood, they had two children, born in 1939, Michael, born in 1943. Margaret died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1955. Arthur remarried to Mary Margaret Meis, assistant director of dietetics at Mercy Hospital.
They had two sons, born 1963, David, born 1966. Arthur Collins maintained two residences, one in Cedar Rapids and another in Dallas, where he lived following the sale of Collins Radio to Rockwell International. Collins kept his boat, a 70-foot custom-built fiberglass yacht, The Peregrine, in Newport Beach, California; this was his office and home during visits to the Newport Beach facility, featured a large central "conference room". Collins founded Collins Radio Co. in 1933, building high quality amateur and commercial transmitters. With recognition from success with the MacMillan expedition, Collins equipment was selected for the Byrd Expedition to the Antarctic. Beginning manufacturing in his basement, Arthur Collins soon rented building space and constructed the first Collins Radio factory in Cedar Rapids in 1940. At this time the company had 150 employees. Collins Radio was recognized for excellence in design and manufacture of amateur and commercial transmitters and receivers, began building aircraft radios in 1935.
The heart of a radio transmitter, the oscillator, at that time used a vacuum tube to generate a radio frequency. RCA claimed it had exclusive rights to the de Forest vacuum tube oscillator circuit patent, brought suit against Collins Radio and other purported infringers. In addition to rockets, Robert Goddard was an electronics innovator, when Arthur Collins discovered that Goddard's 1915 oscillator patent predated the de Forest patent Collins met with Goddard to explain that RCA's tube monopoly was a serious impediment to competitive innovation in electronics. With Goddard's help the practicality of the Goddard design was demonstrated in court and the suit was dropped in 1938, allowing Collins and others to develop new technology. Goddard and Collins remained friends until Goddard's death in 1945. During World War II Collins Radio became a key supplier of ground and aircraft communication equipment, expanding from about 350 to a peak of about 3700 employees. Arthur Collins was a co-designer of the Autotune device.
Invented for commercial aviation shortly before the war, it allowed the pilot to remotely switch to preset frequencies. Autotune adjusted the radio in about 40 seconds, without the lengt
University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee is a public research university in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee became the 16th state, it is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system, with ten undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges, it hosts 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. In its 2019 universities ranking, U. S. News & World Report ranked UT 115th among all national universities and 52nd among public institutions of higher learning. Seven alumni have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. James M. Buchanan, M. S.'41, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics. UT's ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, established under UT President Andrew Holt and continued under the UT–Battelle partnership, allow for considerable research opportunities for faculty and students. Affiliated with the university are the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, the University of Tennessee Arboretum, which occupies 250 acres of nearby Oak Ridge and features hundreds of species of plants indigenous to the region.
The university is a direct partner of the University of Tennessee Medical Center, one of two Level I trauma centers in East Tennessee. The University of Tennessee is the only university in the nation to have three presidential papers editing projects; the university holds collections of the papers of all three U. S. presidents from Tennessee—Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Andrew Johnson. UT is one of the oldest public universities in the United States and the oldest secular institution west of the Eastern Continental Divide. On September 10, 1794, two years before Tennessee became a state and at a meeting of the legislature of the Southwest Territory at Knoxville, the University of Tennessee was chartered as Blount College; the new, all-male, non-sectarian institution struggled for 13 years with a small student body and faculty, in 1807, the school was rechartered as East Tennessee College as a condition of receiving the proceeds from the settlement devised in the Compact of 1806. When Samuel Carrick, its first president and only faculty member, died in 1809, the school was temporarily closed until 1820.
When it reopened, it began experiencing growing pains. Thomas Jefferson had recommended that the college leave its confining single building in the city and relocate to a place it could spread out. Coincidentally, in the Summer of 1826, the trustees explored "Barbara Hill" as a potential site and relocated there by 1828. In 1840, the college was elevated to East Tennessee University; the school's status as a religiously non-affiliated institution of higher learning was unusual for the period of time in which it was chartered, the school is recognized as the oldest such establishment of its kind west of the Appalachian Divide. Tennessee was a member of the Confederacy in 1862 when the Morrill Act was passed, providing for endowment funds from the sale of federal land to state agricultural colleges. On February 28, 1867, Congress passed a special Act making the State of Tennessee eligible to participate in the Morrill Act of 1862 program. In January 1869, ETU was designated as Tennessee's recipient of the Land-Grant designation and funds.
In accepting the funds, the university would focus upon instructing students in military and mechanical subjects. ETU received $396,000 as its endowment under the program. Trustees soon approved the establishment of a medical program under the auspices of the Nashville School of Medicine and added advanced degree programs. East Tennessee University was renamed the University of Tennessee in 1879 by the state legislature. During World War II, UT was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission. African-American attorney Rita Sanders Geier filed suit against the state of Tennessee in 1968 alleging that its higher education system remained segregated despite a federal mandate ordering desegregation, she claimed that the opening of a University of Tennessee campus at Nashville, Tennessee would lead to the creation of another predominantly white institution that would strip resources from Tennessee State University, the only state-funded Historically black university.
The suit was not settled until 2001, when the Geier Consent Decree resulted in the appropriation of $77 million in state funding to increase diversity among student and faculty populations among all Tennessee institutions of higher learning. The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship campus of the statewide University of Tennessee system, governed by a 26-member board of trustees appointed by the Governor of Tennessee; the campus is headed by a Chancellor who functions as the chief executive officer of the campus, responsible for its daily administration and management. The chancellor reports to the president of the university system and is elected annually by the UT Board of Trustees at the recommendation of the system president. Joseph A. DiPietro has been system president since January 1, 2011 until December 2018. Randy Boyd, a former candidate for governor, was appointed interim president while a search has been convened. Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan D. Martin is responsible for the academic administration of the Knoxville campus and reports directly to the Chancellor.
On December 15, 2016, the UT Board of Trustees confirmed Beverly J. Davenport as the next Chancellor of the Knoxville campus, succeeding Jimmy Cheek, she began her role on February