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Trent-ThurmanTrent Thurman has joined the UT College of Business Administration as executive director for graduate programs.

He will oversee the college’s five nonexecutive-level full-time master’s degree programs: business administration, accountancy, business analytics, economics, and human resources.

Prior to joining the business college, Thurman was director of the working professional MBA programs at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his role at McCombs, Thurman enjoyed a decade-long career in commercial and corporate real estate.

A Tennessee native, Thurman earned his undergraduate degree from UT and his MBA from the University of Texas. He served on the legislative staff of then-Senator Al Gore, where his research focused on legislative and regulatory issues relating to higher education, health care, and the arts.

Thurman was president of the Memphis chapter of the UT National Alumni Association and was later elected to the national Board of Governors.


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