Haslam Names Astronaut To Tennessee Tech Board

Posted at 6:42 AM, Oct 14, 2016

Governor Bill Haslam has named the new boards of Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee Tech, completing his appointments to six four-year colleges that the Republican has spun out of the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

Haslam's appointments to Tennessee Tech included NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore, an alumnus and member of the school's sports hall of fame for his time on the football team. Joining him on the panel are Barbara Fleming, Trudy Harper, Tom Jones, Millard Oakley, Purna Saggurti, Johnny Stites, and Teresa Vanhooser.

The governor's appointees at MTSU were Andrew Adams, J.B. Baker, Pete Delay, Darrell Freeman Sr., Joey Jacobs, Chris Karbowiak, Stephen Smith, and Pamela Wright.

Haslam previously named new boards for East Tennessee State University, Austin Peay, Tennessee State, and the University of Memphis.