Haslam names advisory boards for UT campuses

Gov. Bill Haslam announces on Nov. 13, 2018, that Amazon will locate its East Coast logistics hub in Nashville. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal )

A release from Gov. Bill Haslam’s office:

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed 20 members to the new advisory boards for each of the four campuses within the University of Tennessee system: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; The University of Tennessee at Martin; and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The advisory boards were created under the UT FOCUS Act passed by the General Assembly last session.

“These board members will positively impact the multiple and diverse campuses that comprise the UT system,” Haslam said. “We wanted members who could focus their attention on the individual campuses and respond nimbly to the specific needs of each institution.”

The UT advisory board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the General Assembly. Each board is comprised of five public members, one faculty member and one student member.

The governor’s appointees are as follows:

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Honorable Muecke Barker, Signal Mountain

Fred Decosimo, Signal Mountain

Serina Desai, Chattanooga

Carole Hoffman, Hixson

Scott LeRoy, Chattanooga

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Vicky Gregg, Chattanooga

Lynn Massingale, Knoxville

The Honorable Mark Norris, Collierville

Michael Ugwueke, Germantown

Phil Wenk, Brentwood

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Alexia Poe, Nashville

Tom Smith, Nashville

John Tickle, Bristol

Syreeta Vaughn, Knoxville

Tim Williams, Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Martin

Hal Bynum, Sharon

Monice Hagler, Memphis

Art Sparks, Union City

Kyle Spurgeon, Jackson

Julia Wells, Jackson

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