Lane Gutridge, a senior marketing major and student leader at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is now serving a one-year term as a voting member of the UT Board of Trustees’ Education, Research and Service Committee. He is a non-voting member of the full Board, and his appointment is effective through June 30, 2022.
“I am continually grateful to UTC administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni for entrusting me to represent our community and to promote the values that we all hold through our common bond of UTC,” Gutridge said. “I recognize that this year is a time for UTC to show just how great we are and to contribute to the advancement of our entire university system.”
Gutridge has an extensive record of involvement and leadership at UTC, including serving as a Chancellor’s Ambassador from August 2018 to July 2020; Student Government Association president from April 2020 to April 2021; and as current president of the UTC chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi fraternity through December. He is the 2020 winner of the Carolyn Thompson Spirit of UTC award and of the 2021 Chancellor’s Blue and Gold Award of Excellence.
Gutridge, whose hometown is Knoxville, is a May 2022 candidate for a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
“Having the honor of knowing two previous UTC student trustees, Dr. Tyler Forrest and Rachel McIntyre Smith,” Gutridge said, “I am extremely humbled and appreciative to be given the opportunity to continue advocating for the students of not only UTC but of the entire UT System.”