Administration of the UT System is overseen by the President’s staff and chief unit officers, which make up the President’s Administrative Council. The Council meets regularly with the President on key System-based projects and priorities.

Click on an image or name below for biographical and contact information.

President’s Staff

President’s staff members report directly to the President of the UT System.

Tonja Johnson

Dr. Tonja Johnson

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

David Millhorn portrait

Dr. David Millhorn

Senior Vice President and Vice President for Research, Outreach and Economic Development
President of the UT Research Foundation

Dr. Noma Anderson

Dr. Noma Anderson

Special Advisor to the President on Diversity and Inclusion

David Golden

Dr. David Golden

Executive Assistant to the President

Portrait of Anthony Haynes

Anthony Haynes

Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy

Ron Maples

James R. (Ron) Maples

Interim Treasurer and interim Chief Financial Officer

Rickey McCurry portrait

Rickey N. McCurry

Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs and Programs
President and CEO of the UT Foundation, Inc.

Catherine S. Mizell

General Counsel and Secretary

Chief Unit Officers

Dr. Herb Byrd III portrait

Dr. Herb Byrd

Vice President, Institute for Public Service

Tiffany Carpenter portrait

Tiffany Carpenter

Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing

Linda Hendricks Harig portrait

Linda Hendricks Harig

Vice President for Human Resources

Dennis Hengstler

Assistant Vice President and Director of Institutional Research

Katie High portrait

Dr. Katie High

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success

Sandy Jansen

Executive Director, Office of Audit and Compliance

The Office of Audit and Compliance reports directly to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the UT Board of Trustees.

Chancellors

Jimmy Cheek portrait

Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek

Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Steve Angle portrait

Dr. Steve Angle

Chancellor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Bob Smith portrait

Dr. Robert M. Smith

Interim Chancellor, University of Tennessee at Martin

Steve Schwab portrait

Dr. Steve Schwab

Chancellor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Tim Cross

Interim Chancellor, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture