KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee has received applications from 13 individuals who want to be its next president.
Beauchamp Brogan, UT’s general counsel and board of trustees secretary, said Tuesday the applications will be reviewed June 7 at a meeting in Nashville of the board’s presidential search committee. The meeting is set for 1 p.m. (CST) in the Hill Board Room of Dominion Tower, 150 Fourth Ave.
The applicants are: Thomas S. Baer of Newport, R.I., senior vice president and director of U.S. Ecology; Dr. G. Wayne Brown of Cornerstone Communications, Nashville, and former executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission; Dr. Bruce W. Frankel of the Frankel Development Group, Pennsauken, N.J.
Dr. Anthony F. Gallegos of Albuquerque, N.M., an assessment specialist at Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dr. Glenn A. Goerke, president of the University of Houston-Victoria campus; Douglas N. Hancock, student at UT-Knoxville.
Dr. Joseph E. Johnson, acting president of UT; Dr. Lee B. Jones, provost and executive vice president of the University of Nebraska; Dr. Charles W. McDonald, Memphis attorney; Dr. George Ross Ridge, author and retired professor of Orangeburg, S.C.
Richard L. Smith of Jefferson City, Tenn., a manufacturing engineer and manager with Ford Motor Co.; Dr. Thomas M. Stauffer, assistant to the chancellor of the University of Houston system; and Dr. James H. Werntz Jr., vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Brogan said any additional applications postmarked before the May 27 deadline will be considered. Also, persons nominated before the deadline are being contacted to determine if they wish to become candidates, he said.
The vacancy in the UT presidency was created in March when Lamar Alexander resigned to become U.S. Secretary of Education.
The presidential search committee is chaired by Amon Carter Evans, a UT board of trustee member from Columbia. Other trustee members are Tom Elam, Union City; Steven Ennis, Tullahoma; Rev. Michael Graves, Nashville; Paul Kinser, Chattanooga; Jim Haslam, Knoxville; and Cindy Smith, student trustee from UT-Memphis.