The search committee to find Tennessee’s new Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics is set, according to a report, and it features some big names in the Knoxville community and one nationally-known figure.
Tennessee athletic director search committee: Charlie Anderson,
Jimmy Haslam, Raja Jubran, Peyton Manning, Donna Thomas, Don Bruce
— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) January 18, 2017
Manning, a former Tennessee quarterback who went on to win multiple Super Bowls, is the most recognizable name on that list. He’s been out of any formal football role since he retired following last year’s Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers.
The others are influential boosters and members of the UT committee:
Charlie Anderson: UT alum, CEO of Anderson Media Corporation
Jimmy Haslam: UT alum, CEO of Pilot Oil Company, and owner of the Cleveland Browns
Raja Jubran: UT alum, founder and CEO of Denark Construction, Vice Chair of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees
Donna Thomas: Senior Associate AD at Tennessee
Don Bruce: UT professor/University of Tennessee’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and SEC