BLACKSBURG, Va., July 20, 2007 – Brad Fenwick, vice president for research at Virginia Tech for three years, has been named vice chancellor for research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He will join Tennessee in September.
Before he arrived at Virginia Tech in 2004, Fenwick served as the chief science adviser for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's competitive research program for two years. He oversaw a research program spanning a wide variety of subject areas in the biological, environmental, physical, and social sciences. At Virginia Tech, Fenwick saw the expansion of the university's research program to more than $300 million in research expenditures over the course of his tenure.
A veterinarian, he also has an active research program in infectious diseases and animal-human comparative medicine.
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.