Bill Haslam Portrait

The Honorable Bill Haslam, Chair

Gov. Bill Haslam serves as an ex officio, voting member of the Board. Gov. Haslam was inaugurated as Tennessee’s 49th Governor on Jan. 15, 2011.

Raja Jubran photo

Mr. Raja J. Jubran, Vice Chair

District/County: Knox County
Initial Appointment: 2012
Term Expires: 2019

As Vice Chair of the Board, Mr. Jubran serves as an ex officio, voting member of all Committees and as Chair of the Executive and Compensation Committee, and Chair of the Athletics Committee.

Raja Jubran, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the founder and chief executive officer of Denark Construction, a Knoxville-based general contracting and engineering company. Jubran was elected vice chair in June 2015.

Charles C. Anderson portrait

Mr. Charles C. Anderson, Jr.

District/County: Knox County
Initial Appointment: 2007
Term Expires: 2019

Committees: Athletics (Chair), Executive and Compensation; Finance and Administration (Chair); Health Affairs (Chair)

Charles Anderson, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is CEO of Anderson Media.

Shannon Brown portrait

Mr. Shannon A. Brown

District/County: Shelby County
Initial Appointment: 2014
Term Expires: 2020

Committees: University Life; Finance and AdministrationExecutive and Compensation

Shannon Brown is senior vice president, chief human resources officer and chief diversity officer for FedEx.

George Cates portrait

Mr. George E. Cates

District/County: Ninth District
Initial Appointment: 2007
Term Expires: 2019

Committees: Health Affairs; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid; Subcommittee on Efficiency and Cost Savings

George Cates retired as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Mid America Apartment Communities, Inc. in Memphis.

Susan Davidson

Ms. Susan C. Davidson

Faculty Trustee
Initial Appointment 2016 (non-voting 2016-2017; voting 2017-2018)
Term Expires 2018

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach and Economic Development

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Susan Davidson is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Joseph DiPietro portrait

Dr. Joe DiPietro

As President of the University, Joe DiPietro serves as an ex officio, voting member of the Board and as an ex officio, non-voting member of all committees except the Audit and Compliance Committee. DiPietro became the 25th UT President Jan. 1, 2011.

Spruell Driver portrait

Mr. Spruell Driver, Jr.

District/County: Davidson County
Initial Appointment: 2005
Term Expires: 2017

Committees: Executive and CompensationHealth Affairs; Trusteeship (Chair); Athletics

Spruell Driver, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Duke University Law School, is a Contract Specialist with Vanderbilt University’s Sponsored Programs Administration.

William Evans portrait

Mr. William E. Evans

District/County: Shelby County
Initial Appointment: 2014
Term Expires: 2020

Committees: Executive and Compensation; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development (Chair)

Bill Evans, a graduate of UT Health Science Center, retired as director and CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and currently serves on the faculty of the St. Jude Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

John Foy portrait

Mr. John N. Foy

District/County: Hamilton County
Initial Appointment: 2008
Term Expires: 2020

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Finance and Administration

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid (Chair); Subcommittee on Efficiency and Cost Savings

John Foy, a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, retired as vice chairman of the board of directors and treasurer of CBL & Associates Properties.

D. Crawford Gallimore portrait

Mr. D. Crawford Gallimore

District/County: Weakley County
Initial Appointment: 2008
Term Expires: 2020

Committees: Executive and Compensation; Audit (Chair); Health AffairsAthletics

Crawford Gallimore, a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, is chief financial officer for the Hamilton-Ryker Company.

Vicky Gregg portrait

Ms. Vicky B. Gregg

District/County: Third District
Initial Appointment: 2012
Term Expires: 2018

Committees: Executive and Compensation; Academic Affairs and Student Success (Chair); Health AffairsAthletics

Vicky Gregg retired as chief executive officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Mike Krause

Mike Krause

Mike Krause serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board in his capacity as Executive Director of the Tennessee Commission on Higher Education (THEC).

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development

Brad Lampley portrait

Mr. Brad A. Lampley

District/County: Seventh District
Initial Appointment: 2013
Term Expires: 2018

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Audit and ComplianceAthletics

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities (Chair)

Brad Lampley, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the College of Law, is with the Nashville office of the Adams and Reese law firm.

Candice McQueen portrait

The Honorable Candice McQueen

As Commissioner of Education for the State of Tennessee, Commissioner Candice McQueen serves as an ex officio, voting member of the Board.

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development

Sharon J. Pryse portrait

Ms. Sharon J. Pryse

District/County: Second District
Initial Appointment: 2013
Term Expires: 2019

Committees: Advancement and Public Affairs (Chair); Executive and Compensation

Sharon Pryse, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is President and CEO of the Trust Company in Knoxville.

Mr. Jefferson S. Rogers

Faculty Trustee
Initial Appointment 2016 (non-voting March 28 – May 31, 2016; voting 2016-2017)
Term Expires 2017

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach and Economic DevelopmentUniversity Life

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities; Subcommittee on Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Jefferson S. Rogers is a Professor of Geography at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Rhedona Rose portrait

Ms. Rhedona Rose

District/County: Fourth District
Initial Appointment: 2014
Term Expires: 2020

Committees: Advancement and Public Affairs; Research, Outreach, and Economic DevelopmentUniversity Life

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Nonacademic Programs (Chair); Subcommittee on Community and Alumni Relations

Rhedona Rose is executive vice president of Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation.

Miranda Rutan portrait

Ms. Miranda N. Rutan

Student Trustee
Initial Appointment 2015 (non-voting 2015-2016; voting 2016-2017)
Term Expires 2017

Committees:Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic DevelopmentUniversity Life

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities; Subcommittee on Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Miranda Rutan is a student at the University of Tennessee at Martin dual majoring in Marketing and Graphic Arts.

David Shepard

Mr. David A. Shepard

District/County: Fifth District
Initial Appointment: 2017
Term Expires: 2021

Committees: Advancement and Public Affairs Committee; Research, Outreach and Economic Development Committee.

David Shepard, a Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist, is a graduate of UT Martin and UT College of Pharmacy. He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from the 69th District for 16 years before deciding not to seek re-election in 2016.

Rachel Smith

Ms. Rachel M. Smith

Student Trustee
Initial Appointment 2016 (non-voting 2016-2017; voting 2017-2018)
Term Expires 2018

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Rachel Smith is a student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Templeton-Jai

The Honorable Jai Templeton

As Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of Tennessee, Commissioner Jai Templeton serves as an ex officio, voting member of the Board.

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Research, Outreach, and Economic Development

John Tickle portrait

Mr. John D. Tickle

District/County: First District
Initial Appointment: 2015
Term Expires: 2017

Committees: Athletics, Finance and Administration

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Efficiency and Cost Savings (Chair); Subcommittee on Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Mr. Tickle, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is chairman of Strongwell Corporation.

Julia Wells portrait

Ms. Julia T. Wells

District/County: Eighth District
Initial Appointment: 2014
Term Expires: 2020

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success; Advancement and Public AffairsUniversity Life

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Community and Alumni Relations (Chair); Subcommittee on Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities

Julia Wells, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is vice president of marketing services for The Pictsweet Company.

Charles Wharton portrait

Mr. Charles E. Wharton

District/County: Franklin County
Initial Appointment: 2006
Term Expires: 2018

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student SuccessAdvancement and Public Affairs

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid; Subcommittee on Community and Alumni Relations

Charles Wharton, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is President and CEO of Poplar Creek Farms, a diversified holding company with operations including land development, timber interests and agricultural activities.

Tommy Whittaker portrait

Mr. Tommy G. Whittaker

District/County: Sixth District
Initial Appointment: 2011
Term Expires: 2017

Committees: Audit and Compliance; Trusteeship

Subcommittees: Subcommittee on Nonacademic Programs; Subcommittee on Community and Alumni Relations

Tommy Whittaker, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is President and CEO of First Farmers Bancshares.