KNOXVILLE, Tennessee. – The University of Tennessee has completed a $1.33 million settlement with ousted chancellor Beverly Davenport, formally terminating her employment after a tumultuous tenure with a duration of less than a year and a half.
The school of the audit and compliance committee held a conference call Tuesday, the approval of a separation agreement announced Friday .
Tennessee President Joe DiPietro announced on 2 May that Davenport would be removed as chancellor on July 1, the mention of her ” unsatisfactory performance.” The original plan from Davenport to a faculty position in the college of communication and information, but now she is completely out.
Davenport took Tennessee to the chancellor in February 2017. University officials said that they would have received about $2 million in salary and benefits during the first four years of her faculty appointment.