Haslam appoints J. Parker Smith to Regents board

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed J. Parker Smith to the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Smith will represent the 1st Congressional District.

The 60-year-old is vice president and general manager of Worldwide Manufacturing Support and Global Quality for Eastman Chemical Co.

Haslam says he believes Parker's experience and commitment will benefit the board, which oversees six state universities, 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology.

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