Athletics Advisory Board: 2021-2022

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; Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing; Faculty Senate President; Faculty Senate President-elect; Vice Chancellor & Director of 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 Student 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. Philip Acree Cavalier, Provost and Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

*Dr. Charley Deal, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

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

*Dr. Andy Lewter, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

*Mr. Bud Grimes, Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing

*Mr. Kurt McGuffin, Vice Chancellor & Director of Athletics

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

*Mr. Reggie Hill, Chair, Chancellor’s Roundtable (2022)

*Mr. Mark Joyner, President or designee, UTM Alumni Council (2022)

*Mr. Alex Bynum, President, Skyhawk Club (2022)

*Dr. Anderson Starling, President, Faculty Senate

*Dr. Clinton Smith, President-elect, Faculty Senate

*Ms. Martha Barnett, Registrar

*Mr. John Bush, Mathematics Laboratory Coordinator

*Ms. Abbie McClure, Reading Center Coordinator

*Dr. Kelle Alden, Writing Laboratory Coordinator

*Ms. Sidney Church, SGA President (2022)

*Mr. Bentley Gordon, Student Alumni Council Representative (2022)

*Dr. Laura Brown, Faculty Athletics Representative, Chair (2022)

Dr. David Carithers, Faculty Representative (2023)

Dr. Dexter Davis, Faculty Representative (2022)

Mr. Tim Hacker, Faculty Representative (2022)

Ms. Alicia Maya-Donaldson, Faculty Representative (2024)

Dr. Danny Pirtle, Faculty Representative (2023)

Dr. Julia Wilson, Faculty Representative (2024)

Mr. Pete Gibson, Employee Relations Council Representative (2022)

Mr. Kameron Echols, At-large Staff Representative (2022)

Ms. Tara Tansil-Gentry, UT Martin Alumni Representative (2022)

Ms. Treasure Howard, At-large Student Representative (2022)

Mr. John Ford, Male Student-Athlete Representative (2022)

Mr. Bryson Morrell, Male Student-Athlete Representative (2022)

Ms. Kenna Garst, Female Student-Athlete Representative – SAAC President (2022)

Ms. Casey Ruggiero, Female Student-Athlete Representative (2022)

(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Board)