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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is on a journey to become a top-tier public research university. Our journey began in 2010 when UT accepted an ambitious Top 25 challenge from then-governor Phil Bredesen.

In response, UT developed Vol Vision, our strategic plan that set priorities to guide campus advancement and resource decisions from 2010 through 2015. In 2015 we reviewed our accomplishments, sought feedback from the campus community, and mapped out the next phase of our journey. The result is Vol Vision 2020.

The journey represents a long-term commitment to continuous improvement and the pursuit of excellence. Our ongoing goals are to:

  • Increase the quality and value of education
  • Further develop our strengths in research
  • Expand our contribution to economic growth and development
  • Strengthen the University of Tennessee’s flagship campus for the benefit of all Tennesseans

Vol Vision 2020 is the framework that will help us realize our potential as the leading public institution of higher education in Tennessee and beyond.