2016-2017 Board of Trustees

Chairman: John New
Vice Chairman James Kirkland
Secretary: Camille Jones
Treasurer: John Whybrew

Lee Driver
Anita Hamilton
Darrell King
Bethany Lawrence
Geoffrey Lindley
Ryan Porter
Sarah Pucek
James Robinson
Jason Sammons
Nathan Spencer
Kathryn Tucker
Jeff Watlington

Alumni Parent Becomes USJ Board Chairman

John New Jr., USJ alum and parent, has taken over as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. John, who graduated from USJ in 1988, is a Financial Advisor with BancorpSouth, where he has worked for 11 years. A Certified Financial Planner (CFP), John has been in the financial service field for 20 years after graduating from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1992. He has been married to Ginger Glass New for over 22 years, and the couple has three children at USJ: Frances (senior), Nicole (junior), and Jack (seventh grader).

He is ready for what’s ahead for USJ. “USJ has a great group of teachers that really care about their students. I am always proud of the stories I hear about how well-prepared our students are for college, and I know that the Strategic Plan we are rolling out this fall will only lead to more stories about the great things happening at USJ.”

John has served USJ in many capacities over the last several years, beginning with his time as former president of the USJ Alumni Association. During his six years on the Board, he has served on the executive committee for 3 years, chaired the finance committee, and been on several other committees. His father, John New, was Chairman of the Board for Old Hickory Academy, which later became USJ.

“I like how the USJ administration is always trying to make the school better today than it was yesterday,” said John. “Education is changing, and we have to change with it.”