Boyd approved as University of Tennessee interim president
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the selection of Knoxville businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd as the university system's interim president.
Board members voted Tuesday on the recommendation that Trustees Chairman John Compton had made last week.
"It's an incredible honor," Boyd said. "I'm humbled."
Businessman recommended as University of Tennessee president
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chairman of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that he is recommending former gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd to serve as the university system's interim president.
University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro announced Monday he will retire effective Feb. 14. He will leave active service Nov. 21 to use his remaining vacation time.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's newly retooled board of trustees has selected a former president of PepsiCo Inc. as its next chairman.
The board voted Wednesday to have John Compton take the top spot on the board. Compton also briefly led Pilot Flying J, the gas station chain owned by Gov. Bill Haslam's family.
Lawmakers OK 5 University of Tennessee board nominees
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State lawmakers have approved five of Gov. Bill Haslam's nominees to serve on a newly configured University of Tennessee board of trustees.
The Senate voted Tuesday to agree with the House on the confirmation of former PepsiCo President John Compton; former Lady Vol and ESPN analyst Kara Lawson; River City Co. President and CEO Kim White; AutoZone CEO William Rhodes III; and former Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith.