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MARTIN, Tenn. — The initial meeting of the University of Tennessee-Martin Liaison Committee is scheduled for 10 a.m., Aug. 5, in the Paul Meek Library.

Created in February by the UT Board of Trustees, liaison committees for UT-Martin and UT-Chattanooga provide a mechanism for each campus to better implement programs and policies that will benefit the regions they serve, UT President J. Wade Gilley said.

On the agenda for discussion at Saturday’s meeting are the committee’s operating principles and implementing the Committee for the Future’s report at UT-Martin.

In addition to Gilley, committee members include: Johnnie Amonette, vice chairman of the UT board from Memphis; Jerry Jackson, UT trustee from Dyersburg; Barbara Castleman, trustee from Martin; and Dr. Philip Conn, UT-Martin chancellor.

Community representatives are: Dr. Ronald Kirkland, an alumni leader from Jackson; Kathleen Elam, civic leader of Union City; and Stan Bell, a broadcaster at WHRK in Memphis. The UT-Martin representatives are Dr. Maurice Field, professor of education, and student Robert Hamilton.