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 Davidson County
R. Clayton McWhorter, Nashville

From Hamilton County
James L. Wolford, Chattanooga

From Knox County
Susan Richardson-Williams, Knoxville
James A. Haslam II, KnoxviIle

From Shelby County
John Pontius, Memphis
Rhynette Hurd, Memphis

From Weakley County
Barbara C. Castleman, Martin

Faculty Member
Lawrence J. Hak, UT Health Science Center

Student Member
Natalie A. Tate, UT Health Science Center

From Congressional Districts
D. Lynn Johnson, Kingsport, First District
William B. Stokely, III, Knoxville, Second District
John C. Thornton, Chattanooga, Third District
Don C. Stansberry, Huntsville, Fourth District
Scooter Clippard, Nashville, Fifth District
Andrea J. Loughry, Murfreesboro, Sixth District
Waymon L. Hickman, Columbia, Seventh District
Jerry L. Jackson, Dyersburg, Eighth District
Johnnie D. Amonette, Memphis, Ninth District

From Anderson, Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln, Moore, and Warren Counties
J. Steven Ennis, Tullahoma

Officers of the Board
Governor Phil Bredesen, Chair
R. Clayton McWhorter, Vice Chair



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