Board Members

The composition of the Tennessee Board of Regents is set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated 49-8-201. The board consists of 19 members: 12 lay citizens appointed for six-year terms by the governor, with one each from the state's nine congressional districts and three grand divisions; two faculty members from among the system institutions appointed by the governor for a two-year term; one student from among the system institutions appointed by the governor for a one-year term; and four ex-officio members--the Governor of Tennessee, the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Agriculture, and the Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, who is a non-voting member.

Bill Lee Bill Lee Ex-Officio Regent Governor of the State of Tennessee More Information Emily Reynolds Emily J. Reynolds, Vice Chair 5th Congressional District More Information Penny Schwinn Penny Schwinn Ex-Officio Regent Commissioner of Education More Information Charles Hatcher Ex-Officio Regent Commissioner of Agriculture More Information Dr. Robert M. Smith Bob Smith Ex-Officio Regent Interim Executive Director at Tennessee Higher Education Commission More Information Thomas A. H. White Thomas A. H. White At-Large, East More Information
Mark George At-Large, West More Information Miles A. Burdine Miles A. Burdine 1st Congressional District More Information Danni B. Varlan Danni B. Varlan 2nd Congressional District More Information Weston Wamp 3rd Congressional District More Information Mark Gill At-Large, Middle More Information Shane Hooper Shane Hooper 4th Congressional District More Information
MaryLou Apple MaryLou Apple 6th Congressional District More Information Todd Kaestner 7th Congressional District More Information Kyle Spurgeon 8th Congressional District More Information Nisha Powers 9th Congressional District More Information Ramona Shelton Faculty Regent More Information John Long Student Regent More Information
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