Athletics Board: 2015-2016

PURPOSE : The Athletics Board advises the UT Martin Chancellor, UT President, and UT Board of Trustees on the status and projected needs of intercollegiate athletics at UT Martin; expands the base of financial and public support among several constituencies, including Trustees, UT System administration, alumni, faculty, staff, legislators, students, and the general public, particularly in the State of Tennessee; and reviews periodically and advises the Chancellor and Office of Intercollegiate Athletics on matters such as personnel, budget, ticket policies, student fees, schedules, conference memberships, recruitment policies, facilities, and public relations.

COMPOSITION :Representatives of the UT Board of Trustees; UT President; UT Executive Vice President; UT Martin Chancellor; Vice Chancellors; Chief Communications Officer; Faculty Senate President; Faculty Senate President-elect; Director of Intercollegiate Athletics; Senior Woman Administrator - Intercollegiate Athletics; Registrar; Coordinators of Mathematics, Reading, and Writing Laboratories; Chancellor’s Roundtable Chair; Alumni Council President; Northwest Tennessee Region UTM Alumni Chapter President; Skyhawk Club President; Student Government Association President; and Undergraduate Alumni Council representative.

The UT Martin Faculty Athletics Representative appointed by the Chancellor shall be chair.  In addition to the chair, there shall be five (5) faculty members appointed for three‑year terms with at least one member rotating off each year, one (1) Employee Relations Council representative, one (1) administrative staff representative, one (1) alumni representative, and two (2) each men's and women's player representatives (one representative must be the SAAC President).  The Chancellor, as appointing authority, shall ensure adequate minority representation on the Athletics Board.



*Mr. Crawford Gallimore, UT Trustee

*Ms. Julia Wells, UT Trustee

*Dr. Brian Donavant, UTM Faculty Member of UT Trustees (non-voting year of membership)

*Ms. Miranda Rutan, UTM Student Member of UT Trustees (non-voting year of membership)

*Dr. Joe DiPietro, UT President

*Dr. David Millhorn, UT Executive Vice President

*Dr. Robert M. Smith, Interim Chancellor

*Dr. Jerald Ogg, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

*Ms. Nancy Yarbrough, Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

*Dr. Margaret Toston, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

*Mr. Andy Wilson, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

*Mr. Bud Grimes, Chief Communications Officer

*Dr. Roberto Mancusi, President, Faculty Senate

*Mr. Bob Bradley, President-elect, Faculty Senate

*Mr. Julio Freire, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

*Ms. Danelle Fabianich, Senior Woman Administrator, Intercollegiate Athletics

*Ms. Martha Barnett, Registrar

*Mr. John Bush, Mathematics Laboratory Coordinator

*Dr. Karen DiBella, Reading Center Director

*Ms. Anna Clark, Writing Laboratory Coordinator

*Mr. Joe Exum, Chair, Chancellor’s Roundtable (2016)

*Ms. Jennifer Hampton, President or designee, UTM Alumni Council (2016)

*Ms. Betsy Robinson, President or designee, Northwest Tennessee Region UTM Alumni Chapter (2016)

*Mr. John Hatler, President, Skyhawk Club (2016)

*Ms. Rachel Wolters, SGA President (2016)

*Mr. Walt Downing, Undergraduate Alumni Council Representative (2016)

*Dr. John Schommer, Faculty Representative, Chair (2016)

Ms. Georgia Baskett, Faculty Representative (2016)

Dr. Laura Brown, Faculty Representative (2017)

Dr. Angie MacKewn, Faculty Representative (2018)

Dr. Dexter Davis, Faculty Representative (2017)

Dr. Deb Gibson, Faculty Representative (2018)

Ms. Sherry Shanklin, Employee Relations Council Representative (2016)

Ms. Kiara Castleman, Administrative Staff Representative (2016)

Ms. Vera Shanklin, UT Martin Alumni Representative (2016)

Mr. Justin Morgan, Men's Player Representative (2016)

Mr. Ben Reeves, Men's Player Representative – SAAC President (2016)

Ms. Alisha Erves, Women's Player Representative (2016)

Ms. Katie Schubert, Women's Player Representative (2016)

(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Board)