Johnson named new UT Martin assistant vice chancellor

Jacquelyn Johnson was recently named the new assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations and annual giving at the University of Tennessee at Martin in an announcement from Andy Wilson, vice chancellor for university advancement. Johnson is originally from Fayette County and came to UT Martin as a student in 2005.

Johnson first became a university staff member in 2009 as budget coordinator for the WestStar Leadership Program and later joined the UT Martin Office of Alumni Relations in 2016 as associate director of alumni programs. She has served as interim director for alumni relations and annual giving since 2018, when Dr. Charley Deal, former assistant vice chancellor, became executive director of research, outreach and economic development.

She holds both a bachelor’s degree in international studies and a Master of Business Administration from UT Martin and is pursuing a doctoral degree in learning and leadership at UT Chattanooga. Johnson is the daughter of Rhea “Skip” Taylor, current mayor of Fayette County, and Phyllis Taylor. She and her husband, Chris, have a daughter named Claire.

A search for her replacement as associate director of alumni program will begin immediately.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Office of University Relations at 731-881-7615.


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