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Dean’s Advisory Board


The Dean’s Advisory Board (DAB) is a group of committed alumni and friends who promote excellence in the college. Members serve as advocates and advisors in support of the college’s students, faculty, staff, and administration and work at all times in a collaborative fashion with its leadership.

The DAB achieves its mission by:

  1. Providing advice and counsel to the dean and his or her staff
  2. Remaining informed of the college’s trends, programs, and needs, both academic and administrative
  3. Advocating for and contributing to funding of the college in support of its critical role as the academic core of the university
  4. Engaging with other key stakeholders to show support for the college’s strategic plan and vision
  5. Supporting the college’s mission

Members of the DAB are expected to engage in several activities critical to the success of the missions of both the DAB and the college. These activities include attending biannual board meetings, financially supporting the college, and providing strategic introductions for the dean and college administrators that help the college grow.

Dean’s Advisory Board Members

  • Mr. Jeff Belser, Nashville, TN
  • Mr. John Bumpus, Brentwood, TN
  • Dr. Bill Burkhart, Knoxville, TN
  • Mr. Jeff Chapman, Atlanta, GA
  • Mrs. Kathryn Cole, Memphis, TN
  • Ms. P. Kay Coleman, Encinitas, CA
  • Mr. Chad Goldman, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ms. Sara Hall, Memphis, TN
  • Dr. William H. Harvey, Richmond, IN
  • Mrs. Judith Anderson Herbert, Lansing, MI
  • Mr. Robert Horning, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mr. Phil Mattingly, Brentwood, TN
  • Ms. Scarlett May, Dallas, TX

  • Mr. J. Todd Metcalf, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Peter Newman, New York, NY
  • Dr. W. Charles Penley, Nashville, TN
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Roth, Nashville, TN
  • Dr. Wanda Rushing, Wilmington, NC
  • Mr. Stephen J. Smith, Madison, TN
  • Mrs. Jennifer Stanley, Chattanooga, TN
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Stowers, Knoxville, TN
  • Dr. Carolyn C. Thompson, Nashville, TN
  • Mr. John T. Whaley, Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. Greg Williams, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Dr. Wayne Wolfson, Winter Park, FL

Dean’s Advisory Board Associates

  • Mrs. Barbara U. Arant, Knoxville,TN
  • Mr. Roger Bohanan, Lenoir City, TN
  • Mrs. Charlotte R. Burnette, Bristol, TN
  • John A. Chandler, Atlanta, GA
  • Dr. W. Michael Dennis, Winter Park, FL
  • Mr. Gordon G. Fee, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Ms. Lisa M. Ford, Atlanta, GA
  • Mr. Ben Greer, Jr., Atlanta, GA
  • Dr. Joseph M. Haskins, Lookout Mountain, GA
  • Dr. John L. Hawley, Jr.,  Sterling, VA
  • Mr. Andrew Hoover, Pulaski, TN
  • Mr. Steve Horne, Lafayette, IN
  • Mrs. Kay B. Housch, Hermitage, TN
  • Dr. Joseph E. Johnson, Knoxville, TN
  • Mr. Kenneth U. Jordan, South Pittsburg, TN

  • Mr. Ed Lay, Jr., New York, NY
  • Mr. Peyton Manning, Englewood, CO
  • Dr. Mark A. Moore, Savannah, GA
  • Lt. Robert J. Nicholson, III,  Knoxville, TN
  • Mr. Barrington Owens, Carmel, IN
  • Mr. Bert Ritchie, Knoxville, TN
  • Dr. Diane Grob Schmidt, Cincinatti, OH
  • Dr. Molly Seal, Signal Mountain, TN
  • Dr. Charles S. Shoup, Carmel, IN
  • Dr. Wilbur D. Shults, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Ms. Kelle Shultz, Knoxville, TN
  • Dr. Judith Slagle, Johnson City, TN
  • Mr. Richard Tasman, Loudon, TN
  • Chief Judge Thomas A. Varlan, Knoxville, TN
  • Mr. Al Leonard Williams, Jr., Knoxville, TN