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

Ex-Officio Regent Governor of the State of Tennessee Learn More

Emily J. Reynolds, Vice Chair

5th Congressional District Learn More

Lizzette Reynolds

Ex-Officio Regent Commissioner of Education Learn More

Charles Hatcher

Ex-Officio Regent Commissioner of Agriculture Learn More

Steven Gentile

Ex-Officio Regent Executive Director at Tennessee Higher Education Commission Learn More
Thomas A. H. White

Thomas A. H. White

At-Large, East Learn More

Mark George

At-Large, West Learn More
Miles A. Burdine

Miles A. Burdine

1st Congressional District Learn More

Danni B. Varlan

2nd Congressional District Learn More

Barry Stephenson

3rd Congressional District Learn More

Mark Gill

At-Large, Middle Learn More
Shane Hooper

Shane Hooper

4th Congressional District Learn More
MaryLou Apple

MaryLou Apple

6th Congressional District Learn More

Todd Kaestner

7th Congressional District Learn More

Kyle Spurgeon

8th Congressional District Learn More

Nisha Powers

9th Congressional District Learn More

Ross Roberts

Faculty Regent Learn More

Angela Richardson

Faculty Regent (Non-Voting) Learn More

Layah Garton

Student Regent Learn More