Athletics Advisory Board: 2017-2018

PURPOSE: The Athletics Advisory Board advises the UT Martin Chancellor on the status and projected needs of intercollegiate athletics at UT Martin and on other athletics matters as deemed necessary by the Chancellor; expands the base of financial and public support among several constituencies, including Trustees, UT University-wide administration, alumni, donors, faculty, students, parents, UTM administration, staff, legislators, and the general public, particularly in the State of Tennessee.


COMPOSITION: 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 six (6) faculty members appointed for three year terms with at least one member rotating off each year, one (1) Employee Relations Council representative, one (1) at-large staff representative, one (1) alumni representative, two (2) each male and female student-athlete representatives (one representative must be the SAAC President), and one (1) at-large student. The Chancellor, as appointing authority, shall ensure adequate minority representation on the Athletics Board.





*Dr. Keith Carver, Chancellor

*Dr. Rich Helgeson, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

*Mr. Andy Wilson, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

*Ms. Petra McPhearson, Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

*Dr. Margaret Toston, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

*Mr. Bud Grimes, Chief Communications Officer

*Mr. Kurt McGuffin, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

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

*Ms. Sam Bondurant, Chair, Chancellor’s Roundtable (2018)

*Mr. Mitch Pollard, President or designee, UTM Alumni Council (2018)

*Ms. Betsy Robinson, President or designee, Northwest Tennessee Region UTM Alumni Chapter (2018)

*Mr. Alex Bynum, President, Skyhawk Club (2018)

*Dr. Chris Caldwell, President, Faculty Senate

*Dr. Renee LaFleur, President-elect, Faculty Senate

*Ms. Martha Barnett, Registrar

*Mr. John Bush, Mathematics Laboratory Coordinator

*Dr. Karen DiBella, Reading Center Director

*Dr. Kelle Alden, Writing Laboratory Coordinator

*Mr. Jordan Long, SGA President (2018)

*Mr. Tyler Hayzlett, Undergraduate Alumni Council Representative (2018)

*Dr. John Schommer, Faculty Representative, Chair (2018)

Ms. Heidi Busch, Faculty Representative (2020)

Dr. David Coffey, Faculty Representative (2020)

Dr. Deb Gibson, Faculty Representative (2018)

Dr. Angie MacKewn, Faculty Representative (2018)

Mr. Sam Richardson, Faculty Representative (2019)

Dr. Jeff McCullough, Faculty Representative (2019)

Ms. Phyllis Hammer, Employee Relations Council Representative (2018)

Ms. Kiara Castleman, At-large Staff Representative (2018)

Ms. Tara Tansil-Gentry, UT Martin Alumni Representative (2018)

Ms. Emma Bruner, At-large Student Representative (2018)

Mr. Joseph Martin, Male Student-Athlete Representative (2018)

Mr. Porter Streator III, Male Student-Athlete Representative (2018)

Ms. Brigitte Curcio, Female Student-Athlete Representative – SAAC President (2018)

Ms. Jodie Duncan, Female Student-Athlete Representative (2018)

(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Board)