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

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

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

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

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.

Terry Cooper

Terrance G. Cooper

Faculty Trustee
Initial Appointment: 2017 (non-voting 2017-2018; voting 2018-2019)
Term Expires: 2019

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student SuccessResearch, Outreach, and Economic Development

Subcommittees: Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Terry Cooper is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Susan Davidson

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 DevelopmentUniversity Life Committee

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

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

Joseph DiPietro portrait

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

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 Officer with Vanderbilt University’s Sponsored Programs Administration.

William Evans portrait

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

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

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

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

Brad A. Lampley

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

Committees: Academic Affairs and Student Success;

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.

Andrew McBride

Andrew P. McBride

Student Trustee
Initial Appointment: 2017 (non-voting 2017-2018; voting 2018-2019)
Term Expires: 2019

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

Subcommittee: Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Andrew McBride is a student in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Candice McQueen portrait

Commissioner 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

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

Rhedona Rose portrait

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

David Shepard

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

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 DevelopmentUniversity Life Committee

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

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

Templeton-Jai

Commissioner 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

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

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

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

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.