The Division of Student Life recently learned that Philip Anthony (Phil) Scheurer, former UT Director of Student Activities, Dean of Students, and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs passed away on February 14, 2021.
During his 40-year tenure at the university, Phil served the Volunteer community through leadership positions in the Division of Administration and Student Affairs, Auxiliary Enterprises, Business and Finance and UT System Administration. Upon retirement, he was named both Vice Chancellor and Vice President Emeritus of Operations. In addition to being awarded Chancellors Citations for Outstanding Service to the University and Outstanding Service to the Community, he was also made an honorary life member of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band, and was named Administrator of the Year by both the Student Government Association and the Interfraternity Council many times.
Phil exemplified everything it meant to be a Volunteer, dedicating much of his life to UT, as well as the city of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee. A scholarship has been created in honor of his daughter, Beth Lancaster, after her untimely death. Memorials may be sent to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Nursing, 615 McCallie Avenue, Department 1051, Chattanooga, TN 37403, and designated to The Lancaster Prize, a scholarship to further graduate nursing education for single, working parents seeking to become Nurse Practitioners.
We are grateful for the commitment that he demonstrated to our students and community and keep his family in our thoughts.