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Gov. Haslam Appoints Members to the Four University of Tennessee Advisory Boards

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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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