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Advisory Board

The UTCVM Advisory Board is the primary volunteer organization engaged in cultivating and directing significant resources to the College. Members are perceived as active partners in carrying out the College's strategic plan and overall mission. The Board meets twice annually in Knoxville. Members are clients, alumni, corporate/organizational representatives and friends of UTCVM.

A minimum of 6 members (25%) of the Advisory Board are UTCVM alumni. Service (as much as two four-year terms) on the Advisory Board provide alumni with another opportunity to 'give back' in a volunteer role to their veterinary college. Guidelines for membership are available upon request to

2011-2012 CVM Board of Advisors members pictured during the Fall 2011 board meeting.

Left to Right:

Front Row: Dr. Jim Thompson, Dean; Barbara Arant, Knoxville; Ruth Coughlin, Knoxville; Brenda Baxter, Knoxville; Dr. Joseph Kendrick, Knoxville; Ross Faires, Knoxville; Lee Ann Ingram, Franklin; Dr. Mary Ergen,82 , Goodlettsville; Dr. Joe Ed Conn, Nashville;

Second Row: TVMA President, Dr. Bo Crabtree, Gallatin; Dr. Randall Hammon,82, Chattanooga; Dianne Stokely, Del Rio; Kathy Hayward, Knoxville; Dr. Cristi Moser,94, Knoxville; Julie Watts, Knoxville; Dr. Bob Coley, Newmarket;

Third row: Ken Dudney, Franklin; Darryl Ailshie, Columbia (Tennessee Farm Bureau); Dr. John Chambers,86, Newport; Dr. Ed Claiborne,80/parent, Greeneville; Dennis Hayward, Knoxville; Gilbert Smith, alumni parent, Nashville;

Attending but not pictured: Dr. John Frizzell,86, Nashville; Dr. Mili Bass, 81, Farragut; William Deemer, Paint Lick, KY; Dr. Chris Stearns, 85, Dalton, GA; Dr. Darryl Dixon,85, Germantown; Mark Lobel, Purchase, NY; Jeffrey Ray, Murfreesboro; and Charles E. Wharton, Winchester (UT Board of Trustees); Dr. Kyle Sanders,85, Cordova;

Note: Board Associates are members who have completed two four-year terms of service but remain active with the Board of Advisors.

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