Barbara Fleming resigns from Tech Board of Trustees

COOKEVILLE —Barbara Fleming, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the first Tennessee Tech University Board of Trustees, has announced her resignation from the board in a message to the board and President Phil Oldham.

“It has been beyond an interesting experience and an honor to have been on the board,” Fleming said.

Before answering Gov. Bill Haslam’s call to serve on the inaugural Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees, Fleming had a varied career in private practice, administrative medicine and public service since graduating from Tennessee Tech in 1971 with a degree in biology. She holds a master’s degree from Auburn University, a Ph.D. from Cornell University, a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, a M.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and internal medicine training in the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins medical systems. She had a private practice of internal medicine for several years in North Carolina and was a clinical attending professor with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine before moving to Washington, D.C. and a career in public service.

“It has been an honor to get to know Dr. Fleming and to work with her,” said Tom Jones, chair of the Tech Board of Trustees. “Her contributions, opinions and insights will be remembered and respected. She will be missed on the board.”

Barbara and her husband, Jim, were named Outstanding Alumni in 1996 by the Tennessee Tech Alumni Association. She will continue to serve as a member of both Tennessee Tech’s Nursing Development Council and the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors.

Fleming’s term was through 2020. She was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam in 2016 and served as the chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee.

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