Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee included a 4% investment in the University of Tennessee’s systemwide salary pool, among other key investments in his recent State of the State address.
Since 2018, the UT trustees, who were all new to the Board, have taken a series of deliberate steps to build the Board from the ground up employing best practices in governance.
In a special meeting, the Board took the next step in a possible acquisition of Martin Methodist College by giving its approval for UT System leaders to continue negotiations and seek necessary approvals.
Whitworth currently serves as associate vice president for government relations and advocacy and has been with the UT System since 2012. During her career, Whitworth has led a host of state, federal and strategic issues on behalf of the UT System.
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees celebrated new enrollment records as well as the safety of its campuses during discussions of the ongoing impact of COVID-19 during its meetings Thursday and Friday.