IFAS Head Moving to Tennessee

Randall Weiseman Florida, General

Jimmy G. Cheek, the University of Florida’s senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, has been named the next chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Cheek accepted an offer from UT President John Petersen to become chancellor of the Knoxville campus today and will begin in that role Feb. 1.

Cheek, part of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences for 33 years, said he’s enthusiastic about the move, but will miss the institution where he’s served for so long.

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