Governor Lee appoints new Trustee

I am pleased to announce that Gov. Bill Lee has appointed MTSU alumnus Tom Boyd of Lebanon, Tennessee, to a six-year term on our University’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Boyd, an investment adviser representative with Decker Wealth Management in Nashville, will replace Andy Adams, who decided to not seek a second term on the 10-member board. The governor also reappointed business owners J.B. Baker and Pam Wright, who will also serve six-year terms.

With more than four decades of experience in financial management and banking, Mr. Boyd previously served as a senior vice president at Bank of America where he handled areas ranging from treasury management to commercial banking to loan administration.

“I’m greatly honored and look forward to serving the university in another capacity … and being of service in any way possible,” Mr. Boyd said in our news release announcing his appointment. “I’m hoping to help the university continue to improve the quality of the education to the students and to provide greater opportunities for those students in their future endeavors.”

Mr. Boyd graduated from MTSU (Class of 1973) with a Bachelor of Science degree and went on earn his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee. He served with the Tennessee Army National Guard from 1970 to 1976.

Mr. Boyd has maintained strong ties with MTSU, having served on numerous boards and committees including the MTSU Foundation Board, Jennings A. Jones College of Business Professional Advisory Board and the Blue Raider Athletic Association. He is a past recipient of the Jones College of Business’ Exemplar Award recognizing outstanding alumni. He and his wife, Martha, also an alumnus (College of Education, Class of ’72, ’73), were previously awarded the MTSU Alumni Association’s True Blue Citation of Distinction in the category of Service to the University, in part for launching an ethical leadership week on campus for students, alumni and business leaders.

He is an active member at West Hills Baptist Church in Lebanon, with civic involvement that includes the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia Society of America, and American Institute of Banking, among others.

I’m proud that an alumnus with Tom’s extensive background in business and community service will be joining our great board. I look forward to his contributions in shaping the direction of our institution and deeply appreciate the ongoing commitments of Trustees Wright and Baker in volunteering their time and talents.

Also, both Chairman Smith and I deeply appreciated Mr. Adams’ three years of service on the board. He was an outstanding trustee, who served the board well. I am confident that Andy, also a proud alumnus, will remain a vital and active member of our University community after his retirement from the board.


Sidney A. McPhee


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