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1, 2016

The Tennessee Board of Regents met in regular session on December


2016, at the offices of

AT&T Tennessee located at 333 Commerce Street, Nashville, Tennessee. Vice Chair Emily

Reynolds, presiding, called the meeting to order. Vice Chair Reynolds offered condolences to the

family of former Regent Jonas Kisber and noted that he and his late wife, Jane, had served on the

Board for a total of twenty-six years.

Josh Spurling, Student Regent for 2016-2017 was introduced and welcomed to the Board. Regent

Spurling is a Tennessee Promise student majoring in business at Roane State Community College

and planning to attend the University of Tennessee upon graduation.

Vice Chair Reynolds then provided a report of the status of the chancellor's search, chaired by

Governor Bill Haslam. Acting Chancellor David Gregory introduced special guests in the

audience, Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Treasurer David Lillard, and thanked them for their

many years of support of the Tennessee Board of Regents. Vice Chair Reynolds thanked AT&T

Tennessee President Joelle Phillips and her staff for the gracious hospitality and support provided

for this meeting.

At the instruction of the Vice Chair, Ms. Mary Moody, General Counsel and Board Secretary,

called the roll. The following members were present:

Dr. MaryLou Apple

Mr. Alex Fitzner

Mr. Darrell Freeman

Mr. Tom Griscom

Mr. Mike Krause

Ms. Fran Marcum

Dr. Barbara Prescott

Ms. Emily Reynolds


Howard Roddy

Ms. Leigh Shockey

Mr. J. Parker Smith


Josh Spurling

Mr. Bob Thomas

Ms. Danni Varlan

A quorum was present. Members not available to attend the meeting were Govenor



Commissioners Candice McQueen and Jai Templeton, and Regent Greg Duckett.