Christi Branscom: Called to Serve

Christi Branscom at deskChristi Branscom at desk image Serving her fellow Tennesseeans comes naturally for Christi Branscom (HCB, ’87). She answered the call to public service first at the City of Knoxville and then in the executive branch of the state government, bringing a wealth of experience from her background in real estate and law.

Leading Accounting in Medicine

Mike CogginMike Coggin image “My accounting degree from Haslam has opened doors of opportunity in healthcare, allowing me to gain experience in many areas, from internal auditing to financial reporting and investor relations, at both small and large companies.” — MIKE COGGIN

A Passion for Community

CLARENCE VAUGHNCLARENCE VAUGHN image Community made a tremendous difference in Clarence Vaughn’s life. As director of the Office of Access and Community Connections at the Haslam College of Business, he wants to pass on that blessing to others. Starting off on a rocky path, he was expelled from high school but with a supportive community of family and friends around him, he enrolled in junior college. After transferring to Florida A&M, he ultimately graduated with honors.

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Thought Leadership

New Faculty

The Haslam College of Business continues to bolster its strong roster of diverse, elite faculty, welcoming 30 new members who bring decades of experience in industry as well as in the classroom. The faculty growth joins Haslam’s efforts to keep pace with record-setting enrollment.

Sources of Funds

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Growth is the story in Haslam College of Business. We welcomed almost 2,000 freshman to our college in Fall of 2023. The largest freshman class in the history of the college. At the same time, 27 new faculty call the college home. Our faculty continued to make positive impacts on our community by offering many of the traditional face-to-face courses in an hybrid / online classroom, as well as, ramping up our face to face delivery. Revenues continued to grow and be reinvested into the infrastructure and support of our student experience. Private philanthropy remains an important funding source allowing the college to implement new programming, expand current offerings and support our students in their time here at the Haslam College of Business. Increasing private philanthropy, launching successful new programs that attract additional students and controlling our costs are always important, and particularly so as we strive to protect access given the economic realities facing our students and their families.