Special Counsel to the Board of Trustees
Catherine Mizell currently serves as secretary, chief of staff and special counsel for the Board of Trustees.
From 2000 to 2016, she served as general counsel for the University of Tennessee. Mizell joined UT in 1976. From 1980 to 1984, she was general counsel and secretary for the Tennessee Board of Regents system. She returned to the UT staff in 1984 and has served continuously since then.
She holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from UT and lives in Knoxville. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
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