Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport is being forced out of her position after only 15 months at the post, University president Joe DiPietro announced Wednesday.
Davenport’s tenure has been marred with a tumultuous search for a head football coach and other controversies.
DiPietro stated that Davenport’s term will come to an end on July 1st and noted her “unsatisfactory performance” in a publicly released termination letter from her evaluation in 2017,
“Personally, I am disappointed that this action is necessary, but as President it is my duty to make decisions that are in the best interest of The University of Tennessee,” DiPietro wrote in his termination letter to Davenport.
DiPietro is opting not to put Davenport on a “formal performance improvement plan” citing the number of concerns and a lack of trust in their relationship.