Alexander Statement on UT President John Petersen

Posted on February 18, 2009

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), former president of the University of Tennessee, today made the following statement on the announcement that Dr. John Petersen will step down as president of the university. “In his five years at the University of Tennessee, John Petersen did an excellent job strengthening UT’s ties with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, representing the university to Congress and to the public at large, and leading an effort to raise unprecedented private dollars. All of these efforts have made the university stronger.”