Board of Trustees

Lincoln Memorial University is a private, non-profit institution controlled by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Board members are elected on the basis of commitment to the programs and purposes of Lincoln Memorial University. Board members receive no remuneration but work on behalf of the University. The Board establishes the broad guidelines of philosophy and institutional purpose and names the President to carry out their guidelines.

Autry O.V. (Pete) DeBusk, Chairman
Brian C. DeBusk, First Vice-Chairman
Gary J. Burchett, Second Vice-Chairman
James A. Jordan, Third Vice-Chairman
Sam A. Mars, III, Secretary

Roger A. Ball

Tazewell, TN

Arthur (Art) D. Brill

Martinsville, IN

Gary J. Burchett

Harrogate, TN

Jerome (Jerry) E. Burnette

Knoxville, TN

Autry O.V. (Pete) DeBusk

Knoxville, TN

Brian C. DeBusk

Knoxville, TN

Frederick S. Fields

San Francisco, CA

Robert W. Finley, Sr.

Lockport, IL

Richard A. Gillespie

Knoxville, TN

Charles W. Holland

Knoxville, TN

James A. Jordan

Lauderdale by the Sea, FL

Terry L. Lee

Harrogate, TN

Sam A. Mars, III

Harrogate, TN

Timothy B. Matthews

Knoxville, TN

Alan C. Neely

New Tazewell, TN

Dorothy G. Neely

Tazewell, TN

Mark M. Padgett Sarasota, FL

Todd E. Pillion

Abingdon, VA

Carroll E. Rose

Tazewell, TN

James Jay Shoffner

Middlesboro, KY

Joseph F. Smiddy

Church Hill, TN

E. Steven (Steve) Ward

Knoxville, TN

Jerry W. Zillion

Germantown, MD

Alumni Representative


Noah Patton

Tazewell, TN

President's Cabinet

Clayton Hess, PhD
President of the University

Jason McConnell, DBA
Executive Vice President of the University

Blaze Bowers, JD
Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Support Services

Ryan Brown, JD
General Counsel, President's Office

Jody Goins, EdD
Executive Vice President for Administration

Jay Stubblefield, PhD
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Christopher J. Loyke, DO, FACOFP
Dean and Chief Academic Officer, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Matthew Lyon, JD, MPA
Vice President and Dean, Duncan School of Law

Cynthia Whitt, MEd
Vice President for University Advancement

Stacy Anderson, PhD, DVM, MS
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

Academic Administrators

Teresa Bicknell, EdD
Dean, Carter and Moyers School of Education

Tammy Dean, DNP
Dean, Caylor School of Nursing

Kelsey Metz, PhD
Dean, School of Business
Ryan Overton, PhD, PE
Dean, School of Engineering

Adam Rollins, PhD
Dean, School of Mathematics and Sciences

Martin Sellers, PhD
Dean, Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Michael Stephens, DMS
Dean, School of Medical Sciences

Denise Terese-Koch, DDS, EdD
Dean, College of Dental Medicine