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Task Forces

Task Forces were formed in November 2011 to develop initiatives for each strategic goal and report to the Steering Committee in January 2012. Watch for more information about them here.

Student Affairs/Student Experience

  • Cheryl Scheid, VC, Academic Affairs, UTHSC – Chair
  • Shalin Shah, Student, SGA, UTC – Liaison
  • Dulcie Peccolo, Director, Educational, Health & Human Sciences, UTK
  • Ruth Darling, Assistant Provost, Student Success Center, UTK
  • Tim Rogers, VC, Student Affairs, UTK
  • Caula Beyl, Dean, Ag Science & Natural Resources, UTIA
  • Verbie Prevost, Professor, English, UTC
  • Carey Smith, Grad Assistant, University Honors, UTK
  • Maria Dill, Student, IPS, UTK
  • Guoxun Chen, Assistant Professor, Nutrition, UTK
  • Chris Hill, Associate Professor, English, UTM
  • George Daniel, Director, Student Success Center, UTM
  • Emily Forrest, Events & Program Coordinator, Chancellor's Office, UTC
  • Dee Dee Anderson, Associate VC, Student Development, UTC

Academic Affairs

  • Katie High, VP, Academic Affairs, System – Chair
  • Susan Martin, Provost, UTK – Liaison
  • India Lane, Assistant VP, Academic Affairs, System
  • Jenna Wright, Associate Professor, English, UTM
  • Phil Oldham, VC & Provost, UTC
  • Lionel Crews, Director, Honors Programs, UTM
  • Noma Anderson, Dean, UTHSC
  • Sally McMillan, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, UTK
  • Hoan Bui, Associate Professor, Sociology, UTK
  • Lloyd Rinehart, Associate Professor, Marketing & Logistics, UTK
  • Jim Brace, Associate Dean, Veterinary Medicine, CVM
  • Fran Bender, Assistant Provost for Student Retention & Success, UTC
  • Joe Wilferth, Assistant Professor & Assoc. Head, English, UTC

Faculty Affairs

  • Janet Wilbert, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, UTM – Chair
  • LB Brown, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UTHSC – Liaison
  • Jerald Ogg, Provost & VC, Academic Affairs, UTM
  • Mary McAlpin, Associate Professor, Modern Foreign Languages, UTK
  • John Schommer, Professor, Mathematics, UTM
  • Adam Taylor, Associate Professor, Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, UTIA
  • Stephen Kania, Professor, Diagnostic Sciences & Education, CVM
  • Claudia Kirk, Department Head, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, CVM
  • Vicki Steinberg, Associate Professor, Foreign Language & Literature, UTC
  • Gretchen Potts, Associate Professor, Chemistry, UTC
  • Valerie Rutledge, Professor & Dept. Head, Teacher Prep Academy, UTC
  • Mike McCullough, Professor, Management, Marketing & Political Science, UTM

Staff Affairs

  • Vern Granger, Director, Admissions, UTK – Chair
  • Theotis Robinson, VP, Equity & Diversity, System – Liaison
  • Kristy Crawford, Coordinator, Education Graduate Program, UTM
  • Rob Chance, Director, Payroll, UTK
  • Diane McNeil, Business Manager, Executive VP, System
  • Tiffany Carpenter, Assistant VP, Alumni Affairs, UTK
  • Betsy Adams, Budget Director, Provost & VC, UTK
  • Andre Temple, IPS Specialist, IPS
  • Brian Gard, Director, UTK
  • Ellie Amador, Assistant Director, PR, System
  • Debbie Welch, Lead Staff Support, Extension HR, UTIA
  • Debi Adcock, Administrative Specialist, Student Affairs, UTM
  • Barbara Verhine, Executive Coordinator, Chancellor's Office, UTC
  • Jean Dake, Director, Placement & Student Employment, UTC
  • Linda Risby, Assistant Director, HSC Development, UTHSC

Research

  • Wes Hines, VC Research, UTK – Chair
  • Stacey Patterson, Director, Research Partnerships, System – Liaison
  • Dan Stewart, Special Assistant to VP, System
  • Brynn Voy, Associate Professor, Animal Science, UTIA
  • Beth Phillips, Program Manager, CIS, IPS
  • Lee Riedinger, Director, UTK/ORNL Center for Disciplinary Research, UTK
  • Kathy Evans, Associate Professor, Educational Studies, UTM
  • William Hofmeister, Director, Center for Laser Application Research, UTSI
  • Somsak Sukittanon, Associate Professor, Engineering, UTM
  • Cynthia Peterson, Professor, Biology, UTK
  • Tom Zawodzinski, Gov. Chair & Professor, Chemical Engineering, UTK
  • Steve Oliver, Assistant Dean, Experiment Station, UTIA
  • David Stern, Executive Dean, College of Medicine, UTHSC
  • Will Sutton, Dean, Engineering & Computer Science, UTC
  • Martin Keller, Associate Laboratory Director, ORNL, ORNL
  • Meredith Perry, Director, Partnerships & Sponsored Programs, UTC
  • Bill Dunne, Associate Dean and Professor, Engineering, UTK
  • Toby Boulet, Associate Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering, UTK

External Affairs/Communications and Marketing

  • Lorna Norwood, Director, Marketing & Communications, UTIA – Chair
  • Hank Dye, VP, Public & Government Relations, System – Liaison
  • Chuck Cantrell, Assistant VC, UTC
  • Margie Nichols, VC Communications, UTK
  • Susan Robertson, Information Specialist, IPS
  • Gina Stafford, Asst. VP, Director of Communications, System
  • Lofton Stuart, Executive Director, University of Tennessee Alumni Association, System
  • Scott Rabenold, VC Development, UTK
  • Bud Grimes, Director, University Relations, UTM
  • Sheila Champlin, Director, Communications & Marketing, UTHSC
  • Candace White, Associate Professor, Advertising & PR, UTK
  • Robert Nanney, Professor & Chair, Communications, UTM
  • Tom Griscom, UC Foundation, Chair, UTC
  • Bob Lyon, VC for Advancement, UTC
  • Don Green, Executive Director, LEIC, IPS

System-wide Support Systems

  • Mark Paganelli, Executive Director, Treasurer, System – Chair
  • Ron Maples, Controller, System – Liaison
  • Les Mathews, Executive Director, Treasurer, UTK
  • Ron Loewen, Director, Budget & Finance, UTK
  • Petra McPhearson, Director, Financial Affairs, UTM
  • Gail White, Budget Director, IPS, IPS
  • Richard Nollan, Director of Libraries, UTHSC
  • Brian Lapps, Deputy General Counsel, UTK
  • Beauvais Lyons, Professor, School of Art, UTK
  • John Overby, Professor & Chair, Management, Marketing & Political Science, UTM
  • Mary Carpenter, Director, Library, UTM
  • Thomas Hoover, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, UTC
  • Tyler Forrest, Financial Analyst, Business & Financial Affairs, UTC
  • Tim Fawver, Chief Business Officer, Extension Administration, UTIA
  • Michael Alston, Director, Equity and Diversity, UTHSC
  • James Perry, Associate Chief Information Officer, System

Leadership and Management

  • Tom Rakes, Chancellor, UTM – Chair
  • Roger Brown, Chancellor, UTC – Liaison
  • Jim Murphy, Board of Trustee member, Trustee
  • Steve Schwab, Chancellor, UTHSC
  • Larry Arrington, Chancellor, UTIA
  • Mary Jinks, VP, IPS, IPS
  • Jimmy Cheek, Chancellor, UTK
  • David Millhorn, Executive VP, System
  • Ken Brown, Executive VC & Chief Operations Officer, UTHSC
  • Anthony Haynes, Associate VP, Director of State Relations, System

Outcome, Impact, Measurement and Reporting

  • Chuck Shoopman, Assistant VP, IPS, IPS – Chair
  • Mary Jinks, VP, Institute for Public Service, IPS – Liaison
  • Lou Hanemann, Office of State Relations, System
  • Dennis Hengstler, Director, Executive VP Office, UTK
  • Don Cunningham, Associate Director, Institutional Research & Assessment, UTK
  • Cynthia West, Chair, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, UTM
  • Vicki Seng, Associate VC, Academic Affairs, UTM
  • Mary Albrecht, Associate VC & Project Director, Office of the Chancellor, UTK
  • Bill Fox, Resident Professor & Resident Director, CBER, UTK
  • Bonnie Ownley, Professor, Entomology & Plant Pathology, UTK
  • Joseph Donaldson, Evaluation & Reporting Specialist, Ext Evaluation, UTIA
  • Nancy Howell, Asst. Professor Research, Large Animal Clinical Science, CVM
  • Dick Gruetzemacher, Director, Planning, Evaluation & Institutional Research, UTC
  • Deborah Arfken, Director, University Planning, UTC
  • Polly Hofmann, Professor, Physiology, UTHSC

Facilities and Infrastructure

  • Robert Nolly, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UTHSC – Chair
  • Keith Carver, Executive Assistant to the President, System – Liaison
  • Karen Elmore, Senior Library Assistant, UTM
  • Jeff Maples, Senior Associate VC, Finance & Administration, UTK
  • Robbi Stivers, Director, Real Estate Administration, UTK
  • Tim Nipp, Director, Physical Plant, UTM
  • Chris Cimino, Vice Chancellor, Finance & Administration, UTK
  • Dave Irvin, Associate VC, Facilities Services, UTK
  • Bill Myers, Senior Associate Athletic Director, UTK
  • Jay Whelan, Professor, Nutrition, UTK
  • Angie MacKewn, Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, UTM
  • Steve Glafenhein, Director, Supplies & Services, UTIA, UTIA
  • Janet Spraker, Director of Engineering Services, Facilities, UTC
  • Bud Sisler, Housing Maintenance Supervisor, Housing, UTC

Employer of Choice

  • Richard Brown, VC, Business, UTC – Chair
  • Linda Hendricks, VP & Chief HR Officer, System – Liaison
  • Ron Tredway, Director, HR Operations, UTK
  • Linda Francisco, Executive Director, HR Administration, UTK
  • Cindy Stockdale, Director, Payables-Treasurer, UTK
  • Martie Gleason, Team Leader, HR East Service Center, UTK
  • Bonnie Jones, IPS Consultant, IPS
  • Tim Cross, Dean & Professor, Extension, UTIA
  • Leann McElhaney, Business Manager, College of Ag Science & Natural Resources, UTK
  • Sherry Sims, Director, HR Administration, System
  • Phil Bright, Director, Personnel Service, UTM
  • Rosemary Gray, Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance, UTM
  • Gavin Townsend, Professor, Art Department, UTC
  • Terry Denniston, Chief of Staff, Chancellor's Office, UTC
  • Jerry Hall, Director, HR, UTHSC

Driving Investment and New Revenues

  • Johnnie Ray, VP, Development & Alumni Affairs & President/CEO, UT Foundation, System – Chair
  • Charlie Brinkley, Alumni, Alumni – Liaison
  • Rip Mecherle, Executive Director, Treasurer, UTK
  • Paul Jennings, Executive Director, Center for Industrial Services, IPS
  • Butch Peccolo, Treasurer, Chief Investment Officer, System
  • Tommy Cates, Executive Director, Extended Campus & Continuing Education – UTM
  • Jeanna Curtis-Swafford, Assistant VC, Development, UTM
  • Joan Heminway, Professor, College of Law, UTK
  • Karen Adsit, Director & Professor, Walker Teaching Resource Center, UTC
  • Pat Branam, Associate VC, Development, UTC
  • Tony Ferrara, VC, Finance & Operations, UTHSC
  • Nancy Yarbrough, Interim VC, Financial Affairs, UTM