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.

President’s Staff

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

Tonja Johnson

Tonja Johnson

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Herb Byrd III portrait

Herb Byrd

Vice President, Institute for Public Service

David Golden

David Golden

Executive Assistant to the President

Portrait of Anthony Haynes

Anthony Haynes

Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy

David Miller

David Miller

Chief Financial Officer

Stacey Patterson

Stacey Patterson

Vice President for Research, Outreach and Economic Development

Matthew Scoggins Portrait

Matthew Scoggins

General Counsel

Kerry Witcher

Kerry Witcher

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


Chief Unit Officers

Tiffany Carpenter portrait

Tiffany Carpenter

Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing

Dennis Hengstler

Dennis Hengstler

Associate Vice President and Director of Institutional Research

Sandy Jansen

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.

Ron Maples

James R. Maples


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

Linda Martin

Linda Martin

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success


Special Advisors to the President

Noma Anderson

Noma Anderson

Special Advisor to the President on Diversity and Inclusion

Bob Smith

Robert M. Smith

Special Advisor to the President for Leadership and Talent Development



Wayne Davis

Wayne T. Davis

Interim Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Steve Angle portrait

Steve Angle

Chancellor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Keith Carver

Keith Carver

Chancellor, University of Tennessee at Martin

Steve Schwab portrait

Steve Schwab

Chancellor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Tim Cross

Chancellor, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture