Former University of Tennessee head football coach Phillip Fulmer has been hired as a special assistant to the UT president. Fulmer has accepted a limited duration appointment effective December 1, 2008 through February 28, 2009.
is a UT icon and a wonderful ambassador. Over his long career with the University he has developed a vast network of contacts, made invaluable relationships with alumni and UT supporters, and done extensive work with development. I look forward to having him assist with further developing and enhancing strategic relationships for the University," UT President John Petersen said.
"I am not yet certain what the future holds for my career, but I'll always support my alma mater, and I appreciate the opportunity to help the University out now," Fulmer added.
The three-month appointment calls for a rate of pay of $12,500 per month, to be funded by private dollars. Fulmer also will receive employment benefits as provided other full-time UT employees.