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.

Mission

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

History

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
Martin

Jennifer Calleja
Knoxville '88, '90
Louisville, Kentucky

Lee Ann Adams
Chattanooga '94, Knoxville' 97
Chattanooga

Lynette Bell
Knoxville'10
Knoxville

Heather Ferguson
Martin '10, Knoxville '13
Knoxville

Jennifer Hampton
Martin '96
Martin

Jennifer Calleja
Knoxville '88, '90
Louisville, Kentucky

Lisa DeBusk
Knoxville '01
Nashville

Dianne Homra
Knoxville '71
Ridgely

Felicia Knox
Chattanooga '00
Memphis

Natalie Mohr
Chattanooga '00
Knoxville

Heather Edmondson
Chattanooga '09
Hixson

Lee Ann Wyatt
Knoxville '79
Jackson

Betsy Robinson
Martin'78, '84
Sharon

Kari Voigtmann
Knoxville '98, '99
Old Hickory

Jennifer Winbigler
Knoxville '06, Health Science Center '13
Maryville

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