The President’s Council is a constituency of alumni and friends who understand and support higher education broadly in Tennessee. It is comprised of volunteer leaders who have the opportunity to serve as the University’s premier advocates. Members of the group are handpicked by the President and are elected for three-year terms.

Activities of the group include:

  • Quarterly Zoom updates with the President.
  • Small group or individual visits with the president when he is in their area on travel.
  • A campus visit each year that will allow that campus’ chancellor the opportunity to highlight the great things going on at their campus and the role they play in advancing the state of Tennessee.

2023 – 2024 Members

Nashville

  • David Bohan
  • Dan Brown
  • Richard Cardin
  • Scooter Clippard
  • Spruell Driver
  • Kimbrough Dunlap
  • Marcia Austin Echols
  • Gordon Ferguson
  • William Freeman
  • Reggie Hill
  • Kathy Kunkel
  • Andrea Loughry
  • Emily Capadalis Love
  • Chaz Molder
  • Dan Nolan
  • Margaret Perry
  • Steve Richards
  • Worrick Robinson
  • Terry Scholes
  • Phil Wenk
  • Charles Wharton
  • Mark Wilson

Knoxville

  • Cathy Ackermann
  • Tom Ballard
  • Dwight Church
  • Pete Claussen
  • Jed Dance
  • Dianne Duncan
  • Lynne Fain
  • Leonard Hines
  • Buck Lewis
  • Ford Little
  • Mike Littlejohn
  • David Martin
  • Bill Powell
  • Kim Salmons
  • Dean Skadberg
  • Michael Strickland
  • Lofton Stuart
  • Ned Vickers

Memphis

  • Robert Barger
  • Bill Blankenship
  • John Butler
  • Frank Childress
  • Jim Duke
  • Jana Fuqua
  • Fred Heros
  • Jason Hood
  • T.O. Lashlee
  • Alan Ledger
  • Betsy Melby
  • Robert Meyers
  • Mike Moss
  • King Rogers
  • Joe Steffner

Chattanooga

  • Lee Ann Adams
  • Charles Babb
  • Allen Carter
  • Alan Cates
  • Tom Griscom
  • Jim Hall
  • Rob Headrick
  • Debbie Ingram
  • Fred Obear
  • Eddie O’Brien
  • Jennifer Stanley
  • John Thornton
  • Betty Whaley

Martin

  • Joe Exum
  • Ron Kirkland
  • Bill Latimer
  • Art Sparks
  • Jamey Tosh

Pulaski

  • Doug Haney
  • Brenda Speer

Atlanta

  • Kim Cross
  • Ron Frieson
  • Bart Graham
  • Jim Harris
  • Joel Katz
  • Catherine Harrison King
  • Carl Merideth

TriCities

  • Rick Guthrie
  • Lynn Johnson
  • Mack Patton

Other Areas

  • Charley Brinkley (Lake Mary, FL)
  • Stephen Davis (Wheaton, IL)
  • Wayne Hutton (Tuscaloosa, AL)
  • Rick Rose (Houston, TX)
  • Tim Tucker (Austin, TX)