University of Tennessee

Adams Joins Haslam as Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration

October 23, 2016

Betsy Adams recently joined the Haslam College of Business as assistant dean of finance and administration. Her first day in the position was October 10.

In her previous role as assistant provost of systems and resources at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus Adams coordinated large, cross-campus teams on a number of projects and helped advise administrators and academics on data and financial management.

“Betsy brings a wealth of experience, relationships and knowledge, thanks to her years of service at the university level,” said Steve Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair at Haslam. “We look forward to the impact that she will have on our strategic planning, data analysis and decision-making capabilities. In addition, it is always enjoyable to welcome home a graduate of our college.”

Adams obtained her MBA from Haslam in 2010 and has worked within the UT system since 2007. Prior to that she was director of human resources, budget and financial systems at St. Clair Community College in Port Huron, Michigan.

“As a graduate from the EMBA program, I consider Haslam my academic home,” Adams said. “I have been impressed with Haslam’s dean and leadership team, as well as the warm welcome I’ve received from the faculty and staff. I look forward to working with everyone to help move Haslam strategically and methodically forward in our mission.”

Adams brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education administration. In addition to her financial duties will oversee the college’s physical facilities and technology infrastructure.