Rickey Hall is the University of Tennessee’s inaugural vice chancellor for diversity. He is charged with enhancing the campus climate and leading diversity and inclusion efforts designed to enrich the learning environment. Understanding that diversity is a shared responsibility, the vice chancellor works closely with the chancellor, administrators, the Council on Diversity and Interculturalism, related commissions and organizations, and other members of the campus community.
Vice Chancellor Hall came to UT after being assistant vice president for equity and diversity at the University of Minnesota for six years. There he provided leadership and oversight for several offices, programs, and services, and assisted the vice president with long-term planning, policy development, and determining new strategies and initiatives to move forward the office and university’s diversity agenda. He has nearly twenty years of experience in higher education.