Watkins Appoints Berryman, Kelley and Steele to Board of Trustees
(July 7, 2011) – Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has named three new trustees to its board, it was announced by board chair Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr.
Joining the Board of Trustees for three-year terms are David H. Berryman, president, Gibson Guitar Corporation; James R. Kelley, partner, Neal & Harwell, PLC; and John M. Steele, senior vice president of human resources, Hospital Corporation of America.
Trustees re-appointed through June 30, 2014, include James H. Clayton, III, Dee Doochin, Emmett Edwards, Carol L. McCoy, Ken McDonald and Tarun Surti.
Board of Trustee members continuing in their terms are Lynn Bennett, Beth S. Clayton, Stephanie Conner, Lee Ann Hawkins, Edwina Hefner, Taylor H. Henry, Reggie Hill, James D. Isabel, Sr., Jerry L. Maynard, II, Eileen N. McGinn, Lucille Nabors, Debbye Oliver, Walter Schatz, Steve Sirls, Laura Turner, and Waddell H. Wright. Continuing as members of the Board of Commissioners are Susan A. Basham, Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., and Walter Knestrick.
Watkins President Ellen Meyer, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr., serve as ex officio trustees.
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is a four-year baccalaureate college offering a studio-based curriculum for its Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Photography, its Bachelor of Arts in Art, and its Certificate in Film. The faculty and staff are committed to a learning-centered environment that challenges students to engage the mind, train the eye and cultivate talent and skill into an active realization of creative potential. Established in 1885 as a community-based learning institution, Watkins became a baccalaureate college in 1997, and it continues to shape and positively influence the cultural horizon and economy of our community through art, design and film instruction in an academic setting, as well as through the Community Education program for youth, teens and adults. Visit www.watkins.edu.
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Caroline Davis, Director of External Relations
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