The University of Tennessee is reportedly working on a settlement and separation agreement with former chancellor Beverly Davenport, according to Volquest.
Davenport, who was hired by the university just a little more than a year ago, was fired last month and expected to officially be removed as chancellor on July 1, but transition to a position within the College of Communication and Information.
However, a settlement and separation would remove her from the faculty completely.
According to a report from The Tennessean’s Adam Tamburin, Davenport was expected to “earn $1.7 million for four years of work as a tenured communications professor even though she was dismissed for poor communication skills.”
Tamburin’s report also includes a scathing letter of termination to Davenport from UT President Joe DiPierto.
During Davenport’s tenure, the Vols hired athletic director John Currie, who oversaw a disastrous football head coaching search, which resulted in a reported agreement to bring in Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and subsequent fan protest.
Currie was fired weeks later and replaced by former head coach Phillip Fulmer, who eventually hired former Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as the football program’s head coach.
BREAKING: Tennessee is working on a settlement and separation agreement with former TN chancellor Beverly Davenport. The agreement would remove her from the faculty and would mean a clean break. pic.twitter.com/v3e5mVX0qD
— Volquest Staff (@Volquest_Rivals) June 1, 2018