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Dr. Julia Jaekel receives Andrew D. Holt Endowed Professorship

Congratulations to Dr. Julia Jaekel on being selected as the inaugural recipient of the Andrew D. Holt Endowed Professorship!

The Professorship was gifted to the College of Education Health and Human Sciences in honor of the late UT President Andy Holt by his daughter, Ann Skadberg and her husband Dean

“I am deeply grateful for having been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Andrew D. Holt Professorship,” said Jaekel. “Since my arrival at UT in 2015, I have heard many wonderful testimonies of the outstanding achievements and treasured memories of Dr. Holt, and I will strive to carry on his mission of academic excellence and dedication to teaching, service, and research.”

Through this endowment, the college will now have a greater opportunity to retain the highest quality of educators and make a greater impact in education.

“Andy Holt left a significant and memorable legacy at the University of Tennessee and so have the Skadbergs,” said Sherry Mee Bell, acting Dean of CEHHS. “They have selflessly served our institution and college over the years. By honoring her father through this named professorship, they are not just adding to a family legacy, they are graciously supporting our mission to enhancing quality of life through research, outreach, and practice. We are extremely grateful.”

Holt, came to the university in 1950 as the executive assistant to President C.E. Brehm and was promoted to vice president in 1953. Six years later, he was named president of the university.