Retiring UT official cites 'intolerable situation'
Tennessee has announced that Tim Rogers is stepping down as the university's vice chancellor for student life, less than three weeks after he cited an "intolerable situation" in an email that he sent to chancellor Jimmy Cheek.
Rogers wrote that "I do not believe I can continue to adequately serve my division, our students or the university absent your support and confidence in me." The May 6 email was first reported by Knoxville television station WBIR and was obtained through a public records request.
Tennessee sent out a release Wednesday indicating Rogers was retiring effective June 30.
Cheek said in a statement that "Tim is a dedicated advocate for our students and has worked tirelessly to make their UT experience even better."
Rogers didn't return messages left at his office.
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