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University Leadership

The university is governed by a Board of Trust which includes 24 Trustees, each of whom can serve two five-year terms.The chancellor, who is chosen by the Board of Trust, is the chief executive officer of the university.

Officers of the Board

Complete list of members.

General Officers

Daniel Diermeier, Ph.D.

Daniel Diermeier, Ph.D.

Chancellor

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  · 

André L. Churchwell, M.D.

André L. Churchwell, M.D.

Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  · 

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 
Steven K. Ertel, B.A.

Steven K. Ertel, B.A.

Vice Chancellor for Communications

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-343-1790

  • University Relations
  • Strategic Communications
  • Digital Strategies
  • Marketing Solutions
  • Brand Engagement and Governance
Nathan Green, B.B.A.

Nathan Green, B.B.A.

Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  · 

  • Federal Relations
  • State Government Relations
  • Community Relations
  • Dyer Observatory
Anders W. Hall, M.B.A.

Anders W. Hall, M.B.A.

Vice Chancellor for Investments and Chief Investment Officer

Biography  ·  Website  · 

  • Asset Allocation
  • Internal Portfolio Management
  • Investment Administration
  • Investment Research
  • Risk Management
  • Split Interest Trusts
Eric C. Kopstain, M.B.A.

Eric C. Kopstain, M.B.A.

Vice Chancellor for Administration

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-875-8617

  • Business Services
  • Contract & Grant Accounting
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Facilities
  • Human Resources
  • Mobility
  • Public Safety
  • Student Access Services
  • Title IX
Candice Storey Lee, Ed.D.

Candice Storey Lee, Ed.D.

Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director

Biography  ·  Website  · 

Student Athletics

John M. Lutz, A.B.

John M. Lutz, A.B.

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Interim Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-875-8851

Information Technology

  • Business Operations and Transformation
  • Enterprise Infrastructure & Security Services
  • Enterprise IT Service Delivery
  • Academic IT Service Delivery
  • Medical Center IT Service Delivery

Development and Alumni Relations

  • Alumni Relations
  • Annual Giving
  • Corporate & Foundation Relations
  • University Development
  • Parents Office & Programs
  • Planned Giving
  • Campaign Operations
  • Campaign Communications
Ruby Z. Shellaway, J.D.

Ruby Z. Shellaway, J.D.

Vice Chancellor, General Counsel and University Secretary

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-8965

  • Compliance
  • Conflict of Interest
  • General Counsel Office
Brett C. Sweet, M.B.A.

Brett C. Sweet, M.B.A.

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-343-6735

  • Business Income Tax Reporting
  • Capital & Debt Planning
  • Cash Management
  • Disbursement Services
  • Financial Planning & Budgeting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Systems
  • Procurement Services
Susan R. Wente, Ph.D.

Susan R. Wente, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-4219

  • Academic Affairs
  • Admissions
  • Centers & Institutes
  • Colleges & Schools
  • Commencement
  • Dean of Students
  • Enrollment Management
  • International Affairs
  • Research
  • Residential Life

Deans of the Schools and Colleges

Jeffrey R. Balser, M.D., Ph.D.

Jeffrey R. Balser, M.D., Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Medicine

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-5191

Camilla Persson Benbow, Ed.D.

Camilla Persson Benbow, Ed.D.

Dean of Peabody College

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-8407

Lorenzo F. Candelaria, Ph.D.

Lorenzo F. Candelaria, Ph.D.

Dean of Blair School of Music

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-7660

Philippe M. Fauchet, Ph.D.

Philippe M. Fauchet, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Engineering

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-343-3773

John G. Geer, Ph.D.

John G. Geer, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Arts and Science

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-2851

Chris Guthrie, J.D.

Chris Guthrie, J.D.

Dean of the Law School

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-9800

M. Eric Johnson, Ph.D.

M. Eric Johnson, Ph.D.

Dean of Owen Graduate School of Management

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-2316

Lawrence J. Marnett, Ph.D.

Lawrence J. Marnett, Ph.D.

Dean of Basic Sciences, School of Medicine

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-0907

Linda D. Norman, D.S.N.

Linda D. Norman, D.S.N.

Dean of the School of Nursing

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-343-8876

Emilie M. Townes, Ph.D.

Emilie M. Townes, Ph.D.

Dean of the Divinity School

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-343-3960

Mark T. Wallace, Ph.D.

Mark T. Wallace, Ph.D.

Dean of the Graduate School

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-2809