MARTIN, Tenn. – Three representatives from the University of Tennessee at Martin were about the 24 people from campuses and institutes across the University of Tennessee System who were chosen to make up the 2024 class of the University of Tennessee Executive Leadership Institute.
The institute, which is operated by the UT Institute for Public Service’s Naifeh Center for
Effective Leadership, develops exceptional executive leaders for the needs of the University of Tennessee System. The institute targets leadership requirements for those already holding executive positions.
Participants from UT Martin include Dr. Jackie Johnson, assistant vice chancellor for alumni
relations and annual giving; Dr. Danny Pirtle, associate professor of criminal justice; and Dr.
Jessie Thoman, professor of music.
The institute considers enterprise leadership to be a distinctive type requiring a modern new
paradigm to address top-level administrators’ demands. Consequently, participants will be
introduced to an enterprise issue-based model, supported by leadership competencies, enhanced by executive coaching sessions and strengthened by peer mentoring, for the following purposes:
To increase enterprise viewpoint for UT executives
To strengthen collaboration across the enterprise
To extend the innovation platform at the enterprise level
To add value for all UT campuses and institutes
To identify and enhance each participant’s unique strengths and opportunities.
Members of the fifth cohort will begin their year-long journey with an orientation Jan. 23 in Nashville.