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Haslam student, Jalen Blue, appointed UT student trustee

March 3, 2015

Haslam College of Business student Jalen Blue has been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam as the new student representative to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. He attended his first meeting in Memphis on Feb. 25-26.

The student trustee position rotates between the university’s undergraduate campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin, and the Health Science Center in Memphis. Gov. Haslam selected Blue from a list of three recommendations he received from UT student leaders after his predecessor, R.J. Duncan, resigned from the position.

Blue is a junior majoring in public administration with a concentration in economics.

Student and faculty representatives to the Board of Trustees are traditionally non-voting members for the first year of their appointment, but Blue will be eligible to vote at the next board meeting in June since he is assuming Duncan’s term.