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Candidate Forums for Executive Director of UTSI

Interviews are scheduled to help determine the Executive Director of the UT Space Institute.

Two interviewees held two public forums, one in Knoxville and one in Tullahoma. If you were unable to attend, use the links below to watch their Knoxville forum. We ask that everyone provide feedback by Monday, May 16, 2022.


Darryl Ahner

Dean for Research, Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate School of Engineering and Management

Provide feedback about the candidate.

Knoxville Open Forum
9:30–10:30 a.m. ET
Monday, May 2
423 Zeanah Engineering Complex
Watch the Zoom recording.

Tullahoma Open Forum
9:15–10:15 a.m. CT
Tuesday, May 3
UTSI Auditorium (in person ONLY)

Ahner’s Curriculum Vitae

John Schmisseur

Professor, University of Tennessee Space Institute

Provide feedback about the candidate.

Knoxville Open Forum
9:30–10:30 a.m. ET
Wednesday, May 11
423 Zeanah Engineering Complex
Watch the Zoom recording.

Tullahoma Open Forum
9:15–10:15 a.m. CT
Thursday, May 12
UTSI Auditorium (in person ONLY)

Schmisseur’s Curriculum Vitae

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