CFE Advisory Council (SPARC)

The newly created Strategic Partnerships Advisory & Research Council (SPARC) is tasked with maximizing growth potential by identifying strategic opportunities. SPARC helps shape and identify UT’s corporate and foundation engagement strategy in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and acts as the advisory committee for the office of corporate and foundation relations.

Executive Leadership

Stacey PattersonStacey Patterson

Vice President for Research, Outreach and Economic Development and
President, University of Tennessee Research Foundation

Chip BryantChip Bryant

Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs

Co Directors

Marc GibsonMarc Gibson

Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships and Co Director of the Office of Corporate & Foundation Engagement

Sally MorrisSally Morris

Director of Foundation Relations and Co Director of the Office of Corporate & Foundation Engagement

Advisory Members

Wayne DavisWayne Davis

Dean, College of Engineering

Theresa LeeTheresa Lee

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Steve MangumSteve Mangum

Dean, Haslam College of Business Administration

Suresh BabuSuresh Babu

Governor’s Chair, Additive Manufacturing

Mark DeanMark Dean

John Fisher Distinguished Professor, EECS

Cliff HawksCliff Hawks

President of Cherokee Farms Development (Innovation Campus)


Vice President for UT Research Foundation (Licensing & Technology)


Director of Career Services