Director and Professor Ed Cortez will be leaving his post as director on June 30, 2015 coinciding with the end of his second 5-year term. He will be on professional development leave during AY 2015-16 and return to the SIS faculty full-time on August 1, 2016. Professor Dania Bilal has agreed to serve as Interim Director of the school. Bilal has been at the University of Tennessee since 1997 and has recently completed the publication of two books. We thank Dr. Cortez for his decade of leadership! We are excited to have Dr. Bilal step into the role of Interim Director ensuring the School will continue to have quality leadership during this time of transition.