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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — University of Tennessee trustees, in a telephone conference call Friday, approved their assignments to board committees.

The assignments had been recommended by trustee Steve Ennis of Tullahoma and the board of trustees executive committee. They are:

Academic — Roger Dickson (chairman), Chattanooga; Johnnie Amonette (vice chairman), Memphis; Barbara Castleman, Martin; Ennis; Charles Harding (UT-Martin faculty), Martin; Carl Johnson, Nashville; Jennifer Logan (UT-Martin student), Troy; Bryant Millsaps (Higher Education Commission), Nashville; Arnold Perl, Memphis; and Jane Walters (state education commissioner), Nashville.

Agriculture — Dan Wheeler (chairman and state agriculture commissioner), Nashville; Roy Flowers (vice chairman), Nashville; Castleman; Charles Coffey, Shelbyville; Amon Evans, Columbia; Tom Kerney, Kingsport; Frank Kinser, Chattanooga; and Logan.

Development, Alumni Affairs and Governmental Relations — Amonette (chairman); Jim Haslam (vice chairman), Knoxville; Kerney; Kinser; Clayton McWhorter, Nashville; Perl; and Lucy Shaw, Memphis.

Executive — Haslam (chairman); Tom Elam (vice chairman), Union City; Coffey; Ennis; Evans; Jerry Jackson, Dyersburg; and Susan Richardson-Williams, Knoxville.

Faculty and Staff Affairs — Kerney (chairman), Shaw (vice chairman), Coffey, Dickson, Harding, Millsaps, Walters and Wheeler.

Finance — William Sansom (chairman), Knoxville; Dickson (vice chairman); Flowers; Jackson; Johnson and McWhorter.

Health Affairs — McWhorter (chairman), Shaw (vice chairman), Amonette, Haslam, Perl, Sansom, and Williams.

Public Service and University Relations — Johnson (chairman), Evans (vice chairman), Castleman, Elam, Flowers, Kinser, and Wheeler.

Student Affairs — Elam (chairman), Williams (vice chairman), Ennis, Harding, Jackson, Logan, Millsaps, Sansom, and Walters.

The new trustees are Castleman, Coffey, Harding, Jackson, Kinser, Logan, Perl and Shaw.