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University Space Committee



The University Space Committee (USC) is responsible for implementing policies that
promote the efficient and effective utilization of all University of Tennessee spaces (including buildings and property). The committee makes recommendations concerning the assignment, reassignment, classification, and reclassification of space, and the assignment or reassignment of administrative priority for centrally-scheduled spaces. It reviews and makes recommendations concerning proposals for any modifications or renovations that may be desirable after space assignments or classifications are made or updated. It also reviews existing space-related policies and recommends changes to these policies when needed. The Committee’s recommendations are advisory to the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, the Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration, and the Vice Chancellor of Student Life.


  • Betsy Adams, Haslam College of Business
  • Mark Alexander, Division of Student Life
  • Michael Brady, Facilities Services (Co-Chai
  • Brian Browning, Campus and Auxiliary Operations
  • Bill Dunne, College of Engineering
  • Kellie Fecteau, Faculty Senate Representative
  • Nathan Fleshner, College of Music
  • Jennifer Hardy, office of the Registrar
  • Ozlem Kilic, Office of the Provost (Co-Chair)
  • Maria Martinez, Facilities Services
  • Larry McKay, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Hollie Raynor, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
  • Renee Thomas, Office of Research and Engagement
Space Request Process

Submit requests to both Committee co-chairs Micheal Brady ( and Ozlem Kilic ( and copy Maria Martinez (

  • All requests for action by the USC must be submitted either through a college office (for units housed in a college) or through the appropriate vice chancellor (or the vice chancellor’s delegate).
  • Units requesting action by the USC are responsible for providing adequate justification for the requested assignment and also determining whether the request may affect other departments/units. A list of the units that will be affected must be provided as part of the requests submitted to the USC.
  • Once a space request is received, it is presented and discussed as an agenda item at a future monthly committee meeting. Requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the meeting at which they will be considered.
    • When appropriate, the Chancellor’s Cabinet may need to weigh in for approval.
  • A member of the USC will communicate the committee’s decision to the space requestor.


Relevant Links:

Approved Space Policy

25Live Schedule System

Construction-Related Relocation Updates