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Master Plan Advisory Committee

In December 2009, a Master Plan Advisory Committee was established by the chancellor, co-chaired by the vice chancellor for finance and administration and an associate dean of engineering, to reconsider and recommend an updated master plan. Bullock Smith & Partners was employed to assist the effort under the direction of UT’s director of facilities planning. The master plan most directly affected students, faculty, and staff, and all were represented on the committee. In addition, presentations seeking input from the deans, the Faculty Senate, the Student Government Association, and the Graduate Student Association were set forth by the chancellor as necessary components for building the strongest plan for the future of the campus. The chancellor additionally charged the group to seek input broadly from the university community, the local community, alumni/ae, and all interested parties by maintaining a website through which progress could be displayed and comments received.

The committee’s membership comprised the following people:


  • Chris Cimino, vice chancellor for finance and administration
  • Bill Dunne, associate dean for research (Engineering)

Committee Members

  • Bruce Bursten, College of Arts and Sciences *
  • Steve Catlett, Alumni Affairs
  • Betsey Creekmore, Campus Space and Facilities
  • Mike Keel, Institute of Agriculture
  • Robert Hinde, College of Arts and Sciences
  • John Nolt, Philosophy
  • John McRae, Architecture and Design
  • Heather Mason, Athletics/Commission for Women
  • Susan Martin, provost and senior vice chancellor
  • Harry (Hap) McSween, College of Arts and Sciences *
  • Katrice Morgan, College of Law
  • Bill Myers, Athletics
  • Greg Reed, Office of Research
  • Jenny Richter, Office of Equity and Diversity
  • Tim Rogers, vice chancellor for student affairs
  • Scott Studham, interim vice chancellor for Information Technology
  • Kevin Seymore, Student, Student Government Association

* When the committee first began work, Bruce Bursten represented the College of Arts and Sciences as its dean. With Bursten’s resignation as dean, Hap McSween assumed his position on the committee as the college’s interim dean.

Subcommittees & Chairs

  • Academic Facilities & Infrastructure—Robert Hinde, chair
  • Athletics Facilities—Bill Myers, chair
  • Design & Historic Preservation—John McRae, chair
  • Energy & Environment—John Nolt, chair
  • Housing & Student Engagement—Ken Stoner, chair
  • Parking & Transit—Jeff Maples, chair
  • Research Facilities—Greg Reed, chair