UT Alumni Association Names New Officers

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee National Alumni Association approved new officers at its June 22 board meeting in Knoxville.

Chattanooga attorney David Noblit will lead the UTNAA as president in 2002-03, following this year-s term as president-elect. Noblit, a UT-Chattanooga alumnus, is a senior member at Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC. Last year he served as UTNAA treasurer, and has been active in the UTC Alumni Council where he was president in 1997-98. He and his wife, Nancy, have four children and live on Lookout Mountain.

Also taking office on July 1 will be Vice President Jim Duke, a 1973 graduate of UT Knoxville and Treasurer Trish Dorsey, who graduated from UT Knoxville in 1968.

The trio joins Dr. Dianne Duncan, current UTNAA president and alumna of UT Memphis, and Lynne Fain (’72, Knoxville), UTNAA Chair of Annual Giving, to lead the more than 300,000 members of the UTNAA.

Duke is vice president of sales for Hardwood Flooring Manufacturing in Memphis. He has held several leadership positions for the UTNAA including treasurer, president of the Memphis-Shelby County alumni chapter and the Chancellor’s Roundtable at Memphis. He and his wife, Peggy, have two children and live in Memphis.

A past member of the UTNAA Women’s Council, Dorsey recently completed her term as president of the Williamson County alumni chapter. Her extensive service with the UTNAA includes being a member of the Board of Governors Executive Board, Public Affairs Committee and the College of Education’s Board of Visitors. She and her husband, Albert (’69, Knoxville), have two children and live in Brentwood.

Duncan serves as president of the UTNAA for 2001-2002. A graduate of both the Martin and Memphis campuses, she is a retired pharmacist and lives in Knoxville with her husband, R.J. The couple has three children.

Following her term as UTNAA president, Fain will serve the UTNAA as National Chair of Annual Giving. Her primary role is to serve as the volunteer leader of all fundraising efforts for the Association. She and her husband Walter have two children and live in Knoxville.