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Terry Ledford

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor

Contact Information:

Phone: (865) 974-5346


Fax: (865) 974-7786


Terry Ledford graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1975. Since then, he has dedicated 35 years of service to the UT Facilities Services department, dating back to his time as a Mechanical Engineering at the UTK Physical Plant beginning in 1986. Terry has multiple professional certifications including PE, LEED AP, and RSES CM. Terry is currently serving as a board member and past president of Associated Valley Industries. When he’s not working, Terry enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, trains, reading Star Wars books, and watching auto racing.

The Associate Vice Chancellor provides leadership and direction to departmental units and oversees all departmental operations.

Facilities Services Department

The Facilities Services Department is the largest non-academic department on the Knoxville campus.Our department is responsible for the basic operation and continuous maintenance of most facilities on the main and agriculture campuses of the University of Tennessee.

Campus facilities include roughly 280 buildings, a little over 15 million square feet of space, and more than 600 acres of land.

In addition to these facilities we are also responsible for electrical substations which provide power to most of our campus buildings, and a central steam plant which provides steam for heating and hot water in most campus spaces.

We currently have more than 720 employees spread out through several specialized units in our department. These units include Administration, Administrative & Support Services, Communication & Information Services, Construction Services, Design Services, Facilities Operations, Special Projects, Utilities Services and Zone Maintenance. Facilities Services staff members also oversee the university’s environmental programs, including UT Recycling and The Office of Sustainability.

Key parts of our operation are operating continually 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we are always on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Anyone on campus can contact Facilities Services’ 24-hours a day using our One Call Program at 946-7777. Someone is always available 24 hours a day to provide customer service and support to the campus community.Our goal is to always enhance and maintain campus environments that are highly conducive to learning and research. Students and faculty are our top priorities.