The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees


The University of Tennessee is governed by its Board of Trustees. Board members are appointed by the Governor, who also serves as chair. The board meets at least three times annually, and its sessions are open to the public.

Ex-Officio Members

Governor of Tennessee

Commissioner of Education

Commissioner of Agriculture

President of the University

Executive Director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission



From Congressional Districts

D. Lynn Johnson, Kingsport, First District

William B. Stokely, III, Knoxville, Second District

John C. Thornton, Chattanooga, Third District

Charles E Coffey, Shelbyville, Fourth District

Scooter Clippard, Nashville, Fifth District

Andrea J. Loughry, Brentwood, Sixth District

Waymon L. Hickman, Columbia, Seventh District

Jerry L. Jackson, Dyersburg, Eighth District

Johnnie D. Amonette, Memphis, Ninth District