University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chancellor Dr. Steven Angle announced Mark Wharton as the Mocs' new Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics today. A press conference introducing Wharton is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) in the Chattanooga Room in the University Center. Community members, fans and supporters are invited to the introduction with a reception to follow.
A 22-year veteran of college athletics, Wharton spent the last four years as the Associate Athletics Director for Development at Penn State University. There he was a member of the Nittany Lions Senior Management Team, overseeing all aspects of Athletics Development.
"I am extremely excited that Mark and his family are joining the Chattanooga community," stated Dr. Angle. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences in collegiate athletics administration to our University, and his expertise in fund-raising fits perfectly with the needs of our athletics program."
During his tenure at Penn State, Wharton was a member of the Executive Committee for the Departmental Strategic Plan, the Facilities Master Plan Committee, Communications Committee and developed revenue generations plans for the Athletics Department leadership team.
"I would first like to thank Chancellor Angle and Search Committee Chair Dr. Debbie Ingram," stated Wharton. ...