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.

Randy Boyd

Randy Boyd

UT System President

President’s Staff

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

Dr. Herb Byrd III portrait

Herb Byrd

Vice President, Institute for Public Service

Carrie Castille

Carrie Castille

Senior Vice President/Senior Vice Chancellor, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

Tiffany Carpenter portrait

Tiffany Carpenter

Vice President for Communications and Marketing

Dr. Bernie Savarese

Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success

David Miller

David L. Miller

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Smith

Jeff W. Smith

Interim Vice President for Research

Bob Smith

Robert M. Smith

Senior Associate for Executive Leadership and Talent Development

Ryan Stinnett

C. Ryan Stinnett

General Counsel


Carey Whitworth

Carey Whitworth

Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy

Kerry Witcher

Kerry Witcher

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


Chief Unit Officers

Brian Daniels

Brian Daniels

Chief Audit and Compliance Officer

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

Brian Dickens

Brian Dickens

Chief Human Resources Officer

Luke Lybrand

Luke Lybrand


The Treasurer is appointed by the UT Board of Trustees and reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Ramon Padilla

Ramon Padilla, Jr.

Chief Information Officer



Donde Plowman

Donde Plowman

Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Steve Angle

Steve Angle

Chancellor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Linda Martin

Linda C. Martin

Interim Chancellor, University of Tennessee Southern

Keith Carver

Keith Carver

Chancellor, University of Tennessee at Martin

Peter Buckley

Peter F. Buckley

Chancellor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center