About the Office of the President
The Office of the President is in Knoxville on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
The president is the chief executive officer of the University of Tennessee System, which includes campuses at Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin, the Health Science Center in Memphis, and the Space Institute at Tullahoma. The president’s responsibilities also include oversight of UT’s statewide institutes of agriculture and public service.
The president is appointed by and is an ex officio member of the UT Board of Trustees. All UT vice presidents and chancellors report to the president.
Jane Pullum is administrative assistant to the president. Other staff members are Carla Sharp and Rebecca Cash. Dr. Joe Johnson serves as president emeritus for the UT System.
Presidents of the University of Tennessee
Thomas W. Humes
University of Tennessee, 1879-1883,
East Tennessee University, 1865-1879
East Tennessee University, 1860-1862
William D. Carnes
East Tennessee University, 1858-1860
East Tennessee University, 1853-1857
East Tennessee University, 1850-1853
East Tennessee University, 1840-1850,
East Tennessee College, 1834-1840
James H. Piper
East Tennessee College, 1833-1834
East Tennessee College, 1827-1832
East Tennessee College, 1820-1825
East Tennessee College, 1807-1809,
Blount College, 1794-1807