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Chancellor's Associates

Since its formation in 1972, the Chancellor’s Associates program has played a vital role in cultivating and enhancing greater public understanding and support between the university and the greater Knoxville community.

Members of the Chancellor’s Associates program are involved, informed, and willing to assist in articulating the mission, vision, and goals of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Harry Gross ('84), is the program chair for 2016–2017. Harry serves as city president and executive vice president of commercial banking at SunTrust Bank in Knoxville.  

Jordan Spradling ('08), serves as chair elect of the program and will become the chair effective July 1, 2017. Jordan is the director of transportation and logistics for Pilot Flying J.

Sandi Swilley, vice president for Leadership Knoxville, Inc., is the immediate past chair of the program.

2016–2017 Chancellor's Associates members »

Former Chancellor's Associates members »