Haslam backs Jimmy Cheek

Gov. Bill Haslam has voiced support for the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus chancellor, Jimmy Cheek, who is facing resignation demands from some GOP state lawmakers, according to TNReport.

“My view is that you judge somebody on their entire body of work, and if you look at what Chancellor Cheek has done at UT, his entire body of work is impressive,” Haslam told reporters following a ribbon-cutting for a new Under Armor distribution center in Mt. Juliet.

Note: The quote is part of a general roundup on UT diversity stuff, HERE.