Introducing Your 2016-17 Alumni Association Officers

Dunlap, Brasher, Alston, and Ledger


Kimbrough Dunlap III
Kimbrough Dunlap III

Kimbrough Dunlap III (Knoxville ’85) lives in Brentwood, Tennessee and recently retired after selling his company, American Cellular. He has been an active member of the Davidson County alumni chapter and served as its president in 2008-09. He is currently a member of the Alumni Legislative Council and has served on the UTAA Annual Giving and Communication committees. He and his wife, Paula, have an adult son, Brody.


Betsy Brasher

Betsy Brasher (Martin ’98, ’03) lives in Memphis, where she is senior vice president at First Horizon National Corporation. She served as chair of the Women’s Council in 2009-10 and on the UT Martin Alumni Council and School of Business Advisory Board. Brasher also served on the UTAA Finance and Marketing Services committees.


Chandra Alston
Chandra Alston

Chandra Alston (Martin ’93) lives in Memphis and is the associate vice chancellor of human resources for the UT Health Science Center. Alston has been active for several years with the Shelby County alumni chapter. She is married to Michael Alston, assistant vice chancellor and director of equity and diversity for the Health Science Center, and they are the parents of three grown children.

Past President/Chair of Annual Giving

Alan Ledger
Alan Ledger

Alan Ledger (Knoxville ’87) lives in Memphis and is a regional sales manager with Lucite International. Ledger first served on the board of governors in 2008 as an in-state representative. Since then, he has served on UTAA Programming, Communication and Finance committees. Prior to his service on the board, Ledger was active with the Shelby County alumni chapter for more than a decade and served as chapter president in 2007. He and his wife, Cindi, have a daughter, Lauren.

Celebrating Our Centennial

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Only a handful of university alumni magazines throughout the nation can claim 100 years of continuous publication. The Tennessee Alumnus proudly joins that group in 2017, having published continuously since 1917, and we plan to bring the celebration to you in each of next year’s three issues.

The centerpiece of our commemorative content will be profiles of 100 Centennial Alumni, nominated by you, our readers, and by university and UT Alumni Association leaders. We’re also sprucing up our look—after 100 years, you can’t neglect your appearance—and debuting an updated, redesigned Alumnus in 2017.

Other surprises are planned, and we look forward to sharing them.