Women's Council

Women's Council

Established in 1970, the Women's Council enjoys a rich history of presenting programs for alumnae of all UT campuses and the communities UT serves.


The University of Tennessee Alumni Association Women's Council educates, supports, advances and engages women leaders through relevant programs and activities.


The initial purpose of the Women's Council was to increase participation of women in all activities of the university, identify alumnae to serve in voluntary leadership roles for the UT Alumni Association, support the mission of the university and to serve as an advisory council for educational programs and activities. While the mission of supporting the goals of the university has not changed, the council has met its original purpose of bringing women into leadership roles, specifically as president of the UT Alumni Association:

  • 1972-73 | Madge M. Harrison
  • 1980-81 | Betty B. Whaley
  • 1988-89 | Betty M. Gill
  • 1991-92 | Annie Martin Mitchell
  • 1995-96 | Jeannie R. Hastings
  • 1996-97 | Barbara W. Higgs
  • 2000-01 | Lynne G. Fain
  • 2001-02 | Dianne Vest Duncan
  • 2006-07 | Debbie L. Diddle
  • 2011-12 | Kim W. Cross
  • 2012-13 | Jennifer G. Stanley

Women's Council Members

Claire Wade
Martin '95

Jennifer Calleja
Knoxville '88, '90
Louisville, Kentucky

Lee Ann Adams
Chattanooga '94, Knoxville' 97

Lynette Bell

Heather Ferguson
Martin '10, Knoxville '13

Jennifer Hampton
Martin '96

Jennifer Calleja
Knoxville '88, '90
Louisville, Kentucky

Lisa DeBusk
Knoxville '01

Dianne Homra
Knoxville '71

Felicia Knox
Chattanooga '00

Natalie Mohr
Chattanooga '00

Heather Edmondson
Chattanooga '09

Lee Ann Wyatt
Knoxville '79

Betsy Robinson
Martin'78, '84

Kari Voigtmann
Knoxville '98, '99
Old Hickory

Jennifer Winbigler
Knoxville '06, Health Science Center '13

Join Us in Saying Thanks

The UT Board of Trustees has approved a budget that holds tuition increases to historic lows across all UT undergraduate campuses. The 1.8 percent increase marks the third consecutive year of tuition increases of 3 percent or lower, a track record that is unprecedented in the history of the University of Tennessee system. Trustees also approved historically low fee increases at all campuses.