Academic Policies and Programs, Student Life Committee

 Emily Ann Dollar was appointed by Governor Bill Lee in June 2019 to serve as Student Regent through June 30, 2020, representing the TBR student population of about 118,000.  

Emily is a Physical Therapist Assistant major at Walters State Community College. She has maintained a perfect grade point average in an academically rigorous program. She received the Tennessee Hope Lottery Scholarship, a Walters State Foundation Scholarship and a Senators Scholar scholarship.

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Dr. Barbara Prescott was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by Governor Bill Haslam, representing the eighth congressional district.

Prescott is presently the Executive Director of PeopleFirst Partnership, the education and talent arm of Memphis Fast Forward.  As Executive Director, she leads the organization in identifying and advocating for “breakthrough” initiatives to improve educational outcomes in Memphis and Shelby County.

Barbara Prescott

Danni B. Varlan was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents on September 29, 2010, representing the second congressional district and was reappointed to serve a second term in 2013.

Danni B. Varlan

Tom White is Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Unum Group.  He is responsible for investor relations and communications with rating agencies.  He is also responsible for assisting in setting the Company’s corporate philanthropy program.  He is a member of the Company’s Investment Committee and Capital & Corporate Development Committee.

Thomas A. H. White

Mike Krause serves as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation.

Mike Krause

Dr. Penny Schwinn was appointed by Governor Bill Lee to serve as the Commissioner of Education in January 2019.

Coming from a family of educators and committed to increasing access to an excellent education for all children, Commissioner Schwinn began her work as a high school history and economics teacher in Baltimore. Her early career also includes experience as a new teacher coach in south Los Angeles and time in the private sector, where she supervised work in operations, marketing and information management.

Penny Schwinn

Greg Duckett was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents on July 14, 2006, representing Tennessee's ninth congressional district and was reappointed to serve a second six year term (2012-2018).  

Greg Duckett
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