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Governor names members of MTSU Board of Directors

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has named the new boards for Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee Tech.

That ompletes his appointments to six four-year colleges that the Republican has spun out of the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The governor's appointees at MTSU are Andrew Adams, J.B. Baker, Pete Delay, Darrell Freeman Sr., Joey Jacobs, Chris Karbowiak, Stephen Smith, and Pamela Wright.

Haslam's appointments to Tennessee Tech include NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore, an alumnus and member of the school's sports hall of fame for his time on the football team. Joining him on the panel are Barbara Fleming, Trudy Harper, Tom Jones, Millard Oakley, Purna Saggurti, Johnny Stites and Teresa Vanhooser.

Haslam previously named new boards for East Tennessee State University, Austin Peay, Tennessee State and the University of Memphis.