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Rachel Chen, Professor, Retail, Hospitality & Tourism

Membership 2019-2020:

Alison Buchan Fite Professor & Associate Head, Microbiology



Jamie Coble, Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering

Kiley Compton, Research Development Manager, Office of Research & Engagement

Melissa Grant, Doctoral Student, Higher Education Administration

Megan Haselschwerdt, Assistant Professor, Child & Family Studies

Joan Heminway, Professor, College of Law

Juliette Kesterson,Assistant Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations, UT Foundation

Catherine Luther, Director & Professor, School of Journalism & Electronic Media

Thura Mack Faculty, UT Libraries

Alicia Martinez Staff, Hall Director, University Housing




Lynsey Miller Staff, Thorton Center

Bonnie Ownley, Professor/Graduate Director, Entomology & Plant Pathology

Mia Pearson-Loomis Staff, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Marla Roberts, Administrative Coordinator II, Arts & Sciences Administration

Kaylee Sheppard Undergraduate Student, American Studies and Political Science

Karmen Stephenson Staff, Academic Advisor in the College of Arts and SciencesServices

Abby Sherman, Student Services Specialist, Graduate Admissions




Jenny Ward, Associate Director for Career Exploration and Campus Engagement, Center for Career Development

Jennifer Webster, Research Development Manager

Deborah Welsh, Professor and Head, Psychology

Jill Zambito Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life

Kristin Tocci, Program Coordinator, International Programs and Study Abroad, Haslam College of Business

Ex-officio voting:

  • Sharon Couch, Chair, Commission for Blacks
  • Erin Darby, Co-chair, Council for Diversity and Interculturalism
  • Jennifer Jabson-Tree, Co-chair, Commission for LGBT People
  • Leticia Flores, Co-chair, Commission for LGBT People

  • Gary Skolits, Faculty Senate President
  • TBA, Graduate Student Senate designee
  • Paige Madison, Student Government Association designee
  • TBA, ERAO designee
  • TBA, Exempt Staff Council designee

Ex-officio nonvoting:




Graduate Assistant:

Natasha Ellis, PhD Candidate, Sociology

Past Chairs/Co-Chairs:

  • Hillary Fouts
  • Lisa Yamagata-Lynch
  • Mary Papke

*The inclusion of names on this list does not indicate any sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity of an individual member.