Dr. Bill W. Stacy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga chancellor from 1997 to 2004, passed away on Jan. 4, 2024, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Dr. Stacy was 85.
Dr. Stacy was often described as a visionary and a builder, UTC Chancellor Steven R. Angle said.
“After I first arrived at UTC in 2013, Dr. Stacy took me under his wing and was instrumental in introducing me to key members of the community,” Angle said. “He was easy to get along with, always entertaining, and committed to bettering the lives of those around him.
“I had the pleasure of introducing him as the featured speaker for the fall 2017 commencement ceremonies. It allowed me to extol his virtues while talking about his incredible impact on this campus; he was a truly transformational leader.”
Dr. Stacy worked hand-in-hand with Scotty Probasco and the UC Foundation on building South Campus housing, changing UTC from a commuter campus to a residential institution; during his time as chancellor, over 1,600 beds were built. Just as significantly, he grew the stature of the University academically by establishing UTC’s first Ph.D. programs.
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