Wondering what University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro might be doing today? You can find out by looking him up on Facebook and Twitter. The president launched a Twitter account under the name UTPresidentJoe in October 2011 and then added a fan page account on Facebook. He has more than 1,400 followers on Twitter and about 450 “likes” on Facebook.
DiPietro uses the accounts to connect with alumni, faculty, staff and students. He provides updates on his activities with the General Assembly in Nashville, meetings and get-togethers with alumni and campus accomplishments.