The Commission for Women recognized its first Notable UT Woman in 1995 after a suggestion from then university historian Milton Klein that recommended that outstanding women connected with the University of Tennessee be honored on an annual basis.
In the past, the award has recognized women from four rotating categories: administrator, alumnae, faculty, and staff. This year the Commission recognizes a UTK administrator.
- A woman who is outstanding in her area of expertise.
- A woman who is a pioneer or groundbreaker—the first to achieve something noteworthy.
- A woman who has rendered departmental support and development beneficial to the university community.
- A woman who has improved the lives of women in the community or made a significant positive impact on women’s lives.
Completed nomination letter(s) and a current CV/resume of the candidate should be submitted via the link on this page. Nomination letter(s) should include the name of the nominator, department, email address, and phone number. All nominations must be received by February 2, 2024.