1792 - Samuel Carrick opens a seminary in his Knoxville home.
1794 - Carrick's seminary chartered by the Territorial Legislature as
1795 - College moves to town square
1796 - Tennessee becomes a state
1807 - Blount College becomes East Tennessee College
1809 Carrick dies unexpectedly; college suspends operations.
1820 East Tennessee College reopens; David Sherman named 2nd president
1826 Dr. Charles Coffin named 3rd president
1828 East Tennessee College moves to the Hill
1833 James Piper named 4th president
1834 Joseph Estabrook named 5th president
1836 UT National Alumni association established
1840 East Tennessee College renamed East Tennessee University; enrollment
1846 University courses organized into departments
1850 - 62 W.B. Reese named 6th president. Rev. George Cooke named 7th
president. Rev. William Carnes named 8th president. Rev. J.J. Ridley named
1861-62 Students leave for Civil War
1862 Confederate Army occupies campus; university temporarily closed
1865 Rev. Thomas Humes named 10th president
1866 University uses Deaf and Dumb Asylum while repairs are made to
1869 Legislature designated East Tennessee University as the state's land
1872 South College constructed, the oldest building now on campus
1879 East Tennessee University becomes the University of Tennessee
1887 Charles Dabney becomes 11th president
1890 UT Law department established
1893 Entire university open to women
1903 State Legislature appropriates first tax funds to UT
1904 Brown Ayres becomes 12th president. Enrollment is 729.
1909 Annual operating appropriations given to UT
1911 Medical and dental departments move to Memphis from Nashville
1917 UT receives its first million dollar appropriation.
1919 Harcourt A. Morgan named 13 th president
1921 Ayres Hall completed. Shields-Watkins Field completed in 2 days.
1926 Robert Neyland named head football coach.
1933 James Hoskins named 14th president.
1939 Football team undefeated
1946 C.E. Brehm named 15th president.
1947 Enrollment is 12,588
1950 University admits first black graduate students
1951 Vols win national football championship
1954 First degree awarded to a black student, an M.S. to Lillian
1956 UT Medical Center opens in Knoxville.
1959 Andrew D. Holt named 16th president
1961 First black students enrolled as undergraduates
1964 UT Space Institute and School of Architecture established
1965 - 66 Major westward expansion of campus
1968 UT system formed with campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and
1969 College of Communications established
1970 Ed Boling named 17th president
1971 School of Nursing established
1974 College of Veterinary Medicine established
1985 Rhea Seddon, UT medical school graduate, is second woman in
1986 Margaret Perry becomes first female chancellor; Alumni association
celebrates 150th anniversary.
1987 Lady Vols win first of three National Championships.
1988 Lamar Alexander named 18th president
1991 Dr. Joseph Johnson named 19th president
1992 Dr. William T. Synder becomes UTK Chancellor
Published: Mon Sep 12, 1994 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:45 p.m.