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Members

The Honorable Bill Haslam

The Honorable Bill Haslam, Chair

Governor Haslam serves as an ex officio voting member of the Board. Governor Haslam was inaugurated as Tennessee’s 49th Governor on January 15, 2011.

Brian Ferguson

Mr. J. Brian Ferguson, Vice Chair

District/County: First District
Initial Appointment: 2011
Term Expires: 2017
Committees: The Vice Chair is an ex officio voting member of all committees and chairs the Executive and Compensation Committee.
Mr. Ferguson retired as Executive Chairman and CEO of Eastman.

Charles Anderson

Mr. Charles C. Anderson, Jr.

District/County: Knox County
Initial Appointment: 2007
Term Expires: 2019
Committees: Executive and Compensation; Finance and Administration (Chair); Health Affairs (Chair)
Mr. Anderson, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is CEO of Anderson Media.

Mr. George Cates

Mr. George E. Cates

District/County: Ninth District
Initial Appointment: 2007
Term Expires: 2019
Committees: Executive and Compensation; Health Affairs; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development (Chair)
Mr. Cates retired as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Mid America Apartment Communities, Inc. in Memphis.

Dr. Joe DiPietro

Dr. Joe DiPietro

As President of the University, Dr. DiPietro serves as an ex officio, voting member of the Board and as an ex officio, non-voting member of all committees except the Audit Committee. He was appointed President effective January 1, 2011.

Mr. Spruell Driver

Mr. Spruell Driver, Jr.

District/County: Davidson County
Initial Appointment: 2005
Term Expires: 2017
Committees: Audit; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development
Mr. Driver, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the College of Law, is an attorney in Nashville. He is an active leader in the UT Alumni Association.

John N. Foy

Mr. John N. Foy

District/County: Hamilton County
Initial Appointment: 2008
Term Expires: 2014
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Finance and Administration
Mr. Foy, a graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Law, retired as vice chairman of the board of directors and treasurer of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

Crawford Gallimore

Mr. D. Crawford Gallimore

District/County: Weakley County
Initial Appointment: 2008
Term Expires: 2014
Committees: Executive and Compensation; Audit (Chair); Health Affairs
Mr. Gallimore, a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Martin, is chief financial officer for the Hamilton-Ryker Company.

Vicky Gregg

Ms. Vicky B. Gregg

District/County: Third District
Initial Appointment: 2012
Term Expires: 2018
Committees: Executive and Compensation; Academic Affairs and Student Success (Chair); Health Affairs
Ms. Gregg retired as chief executive officer of BlueCross-BlueShield of Tennessee.

Monice Moore Hagler

Ms. Monice Moore Hagler

District/County: Shelby County
Initial Appointment: 2008
Term Expires: 2014
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development
Ms. Hagler, a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Martin and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is a partner with the law firm of Hagler Bruce & Turner, PLLC in Memphis.

Kevin Huffman

The Honorable Kevin S. Huffman

Commissioner Huffman serves as an ex officio voting member of the Board in his capacity as Commissioner of Education for the State of Tennessee.
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development

Julius Johnson

The Honorable Julius T. Johnson

Commissioner Johnson serves as an ex officio voting member of the Board in his capacity as Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of Tennessee.
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development

Raja Jubran

Mr. Raja J. Jubran

District/County: Knox County
Initial Appointment: 2012
Term Expires: 2019
Committees: Finance and Administration; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development
Mr. Jubran, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the founder and chief executive officer of Denark Construction, Inc., a Knoxville-based general contracting and engineering company.

Brad Lampley

Mr. Brad A. Lampley

District/County: Seventh District
Initial Appointment: 2013
Term Expires: 2019
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Advancement and Public Affairs
Mr. Lampley, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the College of Law, is Partner in Charge of the Nashville office of the Adams and Reese law firm.

Bonnie Lynch

Ms. Bonnie E. Lynch

Non-voting Student Trustee
Initial Appointment: 2013 (non-voting 2013-2014; voting 2014-2015)
Term Expires: 2015
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development
Ms. Lynch is a second year medical student at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Mr. James L. Murphy, III, Vice Chair

Mr. James L. Murphy, III

District/County: Fifth District
Initial Appointment: 2003
Term Expires: 2015
Committees: Executive and Compensation; Health Affairs; Trusteeship (Chair)
Mr. Murphy, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the College of Law, is an attorney with the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Nashville.

Ms. Sharon J. Miller Pryse

Ms. Sharon J. Miller Pryse

District/County: Second District
Initial Appointment: 2013
Term Expires: 2019
Committees: Advancement and Public Affairs; Finance and Administration
Ms. Pryse, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is President and CEO of the Trust Company in Knoxville.

The Honorable Richard G. Rhoda

The Honorable Richard G. Rhoda

Dr. Rhoda serves as an ex officio non-voting member of the Board in his capacity as Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development

Mr. Karl A. Schledwitz

Mr. Karl A. Schledwitz

District/County: Shelby County
Initial Appointment: 2005
Term Expires: 2014
Committees: Academic and Student Success; Advancement and Public Affairs
Mr. Schledwitz, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is Chairman of The Southland Companies in Memphis.

Mr. Shalin N. Shah

Mr. Shalin N. Shah

Voting Student Trustee
Initial Appointment 2012 (non-voting 2012-2013; voting 2013-2014)
Term Expires: 2014
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development
Mr. Shah is past student government president and a senior at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Mr. Don C. Stansberry, Jr.

Mr. Don C. Stansberry, Jr.

District/County: Fourth District
Initial Appointment: 2002
Term Expires: 2014
Committees: Executive and Compensation; Health Affairs; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development
Mr. Stansberry, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the College of Law, is of counsel to Stansberry, Petroff, Marcum & Blakley, business advisor, and real estate developer.

Dr. Victoria S. Steinberg

Dr. Victoria S. Steinberg

Voting Faculty Trustee
Initial Appointment 2012 (non-voting 2012-2013; voting 2013-2014)
Term Expires 2014
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development
Dr. Steinberg is past faculty senate president and associate professor of French at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Betty Ann Tanner

Ms. Betty Ann Tanner

District/County: Eighth District
Initial Appointment: 2008
Term Expires: 2014
Committees: Finance and Administration; Trusteeship
Ms. Tanner, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is president of Betty Ann Tanner Accessories.

Mr. Charles Wharton

Mr. Charles E. Wharton

District/County: Franklin County
Initial Appointment: 2006
Term Expires: 2018
Committees: Executive and Compensation; Advancement and Public Affairs (Chair)
Mr. Wharton, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is President and CEO of Poplar Creek Farms, LLC, a diversified holding company with operations including land development, timber interests and agricultural activities.

Tommy Whittaker

Mr. Tommy G. Whittaker

District/County: Sixth District
Initial Appointment: 2011
Term Expires: 2017
Committees: Audit; Trusteeship
Mr. Whittaker, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is President and CEO of First Farmers Bancshares.

Thaddeus Wilson

Dr. Thaddeus A. Wilson

Non-voting Faculty Trustee
Initial Appointment: 2013 (non-voting 2013-2014; voting 2014-2015)
Term Expires: 2015
Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development
Dr. Wilson is Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, and Adjunct in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging, College of Graduate Health Sciences, at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.