Yancy Freeman is the new chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin. The university enrolls over 6,100 undergraduate students and just over 700 graduate students according to the most recent statistics provided to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 12 percent of the undergraduate student body.
“Dr. Freeman is the right person at the right time to lead UT Martin. His student-centric focus is just what UT Martin needs, and I believe he will be enthusiastically welcomed by all students,” UT System President Randy Boyd said. “Dr. Freeman has proven to be a great listener, collaborator, and team builder, and with the leadership already in place, I think the sky is the limit!”
Dr. Freeman has served at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the past 25 years in various admissions, recruitment, and enrollment roles.
Dr. Freeman completed an undergraduate degree in political science, a master’s degree in public administration, and a doctorate in learning and leadership from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.