Gov. Lee reappoints three to Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees

Photo left to right: Rhedona Rose, Johnnie Stites and Teresa Vanhooser

COOKEVILLE – Earlier this month, Gov. Bill Lee reappointed three people to the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees: Rhedona Rose, Johnny Stites and Teresa Vanhooser.

“I am glad that Gov. Lee has chosen to keep these trustees on the board,” said Trudy Harper, chair of the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees. “For the last two years, it is been a pleasure to work together with them, and I believe that this decision ensures continuity of the progress we have made towards a stronger and more dynamic Tennessee Tech.”

All three trustees were appointed for six-year terms.

Rose is the chief administrative officer and executive vice president of Tennessee Farm Bureau, the largest farm bureau in the United States, and is the first female executive to lead the organization. She graduated from Tech in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. Currently, she serves on the Audit & Business Committee.

Stites has served as managing partner of XI Investments, one of the largest commercial and industrial real estate developers in the Upper Cumberland region of Middle Tennessee, for more than 25 years. He holds a master’s in professional studies from Tech, graduating in 2017. Currently, he serves on the Executive Committee.

Vanhooser is a senior consultant for Seabrook Solutions, and served as deputy director of one of NASA’s largest field installations, the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. She graduated from Tech in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. Currently, she serves as the chair of the Audit & Business Committee.

Biographies of all trustees are available at the board’s website, 

The board’s next meeting is Sept. 24, 2019.

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