Governor Lee Appoints New Trustees to Tennessee State University Board

Gov. Bill Lee announces appointments to the TSU Board of Trustees.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a significant move to bolster the governance of Tennessee State University (TSU), Governor Bill Lee has announced the appointment of several distinguished alumni to the institution’s Board of Trustees. This announcement follows the signing of SB1596 and action from the General Assembly, highlighting the state’s commitment to the advancement of TSU.

Governor Lee expressed his enthusiasm for the appointments, stating, “Tennessee State University is a remarkable institution and my administration, in partnership with the General Assembly, is committed to ensuring students are being served. I’m pleased to appoint these highly qualified individuals who will work alongside administrators and students to further secure TSU’s place as a leading institution.”

The appointees bring a wealth of experience from various sectors, promising a diverse and dynamic governance team for TSU. The newly appointed trustees include:

– Trevia Chatman, President, Bank of America Memphis

– Jeffery Norfleet, Provost and Vice President for Administration, Shorter College

– Marquita Qualls, Founder and Principal, Entropia Consulting

– Terica Smith, Deputy Mayor and Director of Human Resources, Madison County

– Charles Traughber, General Counsel, Division of Real Estate, Retail, and Financial Services at Bridgestone Americas

– Dwayne Tucker, CEO of LEAD Public Schools

– Kevin Williams, President and CEO of GAA Manufacturing

– Dakasha Winton, Senior Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Each appointee is an alum of Tennessee State University, ensuring that the board’s decisions will be guided by individuals deeply familiar with the institution’s heritage and values. This strategic alignment between the board’s composition and the university’s mission is expected to foster a conducive environment for student success and institutional excellence.

As TSU continues to play a pivotal role in educating and shaping future leaders, the contribution of these appointees to the university’s Board of Trustees is awaited with great anticipation. Their diverse backgrounds and proven leadership abilities are seen as valuable assets that will help steer TSU towards achieving its strategic goals and maintaining its status as a leading educational institution.

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