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:

  • Bi-monthly 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.

2020 – 2021 Members

Nashville

  • David Bohan
  • C. Dan Brown
  • Phillip Clendenin
  • Bernard C. Clippard, Jr.
  • Spruell Driver, Jr.
  • Kimbrough Dunlap
  • Marcia Austin Echols
  • Gordon Ferguson
  • William Freeman
  • Waymon Hickman
  • Reggie Hill
  • Andrea Loughry
  • Chaz Molder
  • Dan Nolan
  • Margaret Perry
  • Worrick Robinson
  • Terry Scholes
  • Jim Thomas
  • Phil Wenk
  • Charles Wharton
  • Mark Wilson

Knoxville

  • Cathy Ackermann
  • Tom Ballard
  • Tom Barnes
  • Dick Cardin
  • Fay Carr
  • Dwight Church
  • Pete Claussen
  • Jed Dance
  • Debbie Diddle
  • Dianne Duncan
  • Lynne Fain
  • Leonard Hines
  • Buck Lewis
  • Ford Little
  • David Martin
  • Bill Powell
  • Kim Salmons
  • Dean Skadberg
  • John Staley
  • Michael Strickland
  • Ned Vickers
  • Bill Williams

Memphis

  • Johnnie Amonnette
  • Robert Barger
  • Bill Blankenship
  • John Butler
  • Frank Childress
  • Shannon Cotter
  • Jim Duke
  • Jana Fuqua
  • Sam Graham
  • Fred Heros
  • T.O. Lashlee
  • Alan Ledger
  • Buck Lewis
  • Emily Capadalis Love
  • Betsy Melby
  • Mike Moss
  • John Pontius
  • King Rogers

Chattanooga

  • Charles Babb
  • Allen Carter
  • Alan Cates
  • Tom Griscom
  • Jim Hall
  • Rob Headrick
  • David Hopkins
  • Debbie Ingram
  • Frank Kinser
  • Donna Lawrence
  • Tom Losh
  • David Noblit
  • Fred Obear
  • Eddie O’Brien
  • Jennifer Stanley
  • John Thornton
  • Betty Whaley

Martin

  • Floyd Crain
  • Cathy Dunagan
  • Joseph Exum
  • Barbara Higgs
  • Ron Kirkland
  • Bill Latimer
  • David Murphy
  • Nancy Overton
  • Dee Pritchett
  • Art Sparks
  • Jamey Tosh
  • Tim Tucker

Atlanta

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

TriCities

  • Rick Guthrie, Jr.
  • Lynn Johnson
  • Mack Patton
  • Jim Powell
  • Hunter Wright

Other Areas

  • Wayne Hutton (Tuscaloosa, AL)
  • Sylvia Moore (Monte Serrano, CA)
  • Joe Norville (Dallas, TX)
  • Rick Rose (Houston, TX)
  • Bill Stacy (Cape Girardeau, MO)
  • Hasseline Thompson (Tuscaloosa, AL)