University Leadership

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

NICHOLAS S. ZEPPOS, JD

NICHOLAS S. ZEPPOS, JD

Chancellor

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-1813

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
STEVE ERTEL

STEVE ERTEL

Vice Chancellor for Communications

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-343-1790

  • University Relations
  • Strategic Communications
  • Digital Strategies
  • Marketing Solutions
  • Brand Engagement and Governance
NATHAN GREEN

NATHAN GREEN

Interim Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs

Website  ·  Email  · 

  • Community, Neighborhood Government Relations
  • Dyer Observatory
  • Federal Relations
ANDERS W. HALL, M.B.A.

ANDERS W. HALL, M.B.A.

Vice Chancellor for Investments and Chief Investment Officer

  • 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
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability
  • Facilities
  • Health & Wellness
  • Human Resources
  • Planning & Plant Operations
  • Police
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
JOHN M. LUTZ

JOHN M. LUTZ

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-875-8851

  • Business Operations and Transformation
  • Enterprise Infrastructure & Security Services
  • Enterprise IT Service Delivery
  • Academic IT Service Delivery
  • Medical Center IT Service Delivery
JAMES E. PAGE JR., M.B.A.

JAMES E. PAGE JR., M.B.A.

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

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  · 

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 
RUBY SHELLAWAY, JD

RUBY SHELLAWAY, JD

Interim General Counsel

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-8965

  • Compliance
  • Conflict of Interest
  • General Counsel Office
SUSIE S. STALCUP, B.B.A., C.F.P.

SUSIE S. STALCUP, B.B.A., C.F.P.

Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-6673

  • Alumni Relations
  • Annual Giving
  • Corporate & Foundation Relations
  • University Development
  • Parents Office & Programs
  • Planned Giving
  • Campaign Operations
  • Campaign Communications
BRETT SWEET, M.B.A.

BRETT 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
DAVID WILLIAMS II, J.D., LL.M., M.B.A.

DAVID WILLIAMS II, J.D., LL.M., M.B.A.

Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director

Biography  ·  Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-8333

  •  Student Athletics

Deans

JEFFREY R. BALSER, M.D.

JEFFREY R. BALSER, M.D.

Ph.D., Dean of the School of Medicine

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-5191

CAMILLA PERSSON BENBOW, Ed.D.

CAMILLA PERSSON BENBOW, Ed.D.

Dean of Peabody College

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-8407

PHILIPPE M. FAUCHET, Ph.D.

PHILIPPE M. FAUCHET, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Engineering

Website  ·  Email  ·  343-3773

JOHN G. GEER, Ph.D.

JOHN G. GEER, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Arts and Science

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-2851

CHRIS GUTHRIE, J.D.

CHRIS GUTHRIE, J.D.

Dean of the Law School

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-9800

M. ERIC JOHNSON, Ph.D.

M. ERIC JOHNSON, Ph.D.

Dean of Owen Graduate School of Management

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-2316

LINDA D. NORMAN, D.S.N.

LINDA D. NORMAN, D.S.N.

Dean of the School of Nursing

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-343-8876

EMILIE M. TOWNES, Ph.D.

EMILIE M. TOWNES, Ph.D.

Dean of the Divinity School

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-343-3960

MARK WAIT, D.M.A.

MARK WAIT, D.M.A.

Dean of Blair School of Music

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-7660

MARK WALLACE, Ph.D.

MARK WALLACE, Ph.D.

Dean of the Graduate School

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-2809

MARK D. BANDAS, Ph.D.

MARK D. BANDAS, Ph.D.

Associate Provost and Dean of Students

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-6400

GREGORY MELCHOR-BARZ, Ph.D.

GREGORY MELCHOR-BARZ, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of The Ingram Commons

Website  ·  Email  · 

VANESSA BEASLEY, Ph.D.

VANESSA BEASLEY, Ph.D.

Associate Provost and Dean of Residential Faculty

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-4948

DOUGLAS L. CHRISTIANSEN, Ph.D.

DOUGLAS L. CHRISTIANSEN, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-6702

VALERIE HOTCHKISS, Ph.D.

VALERIE HOTCHKISS, Ph.D.

University Librarian

Website  ·  Email  ·  615-322-4782

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