After more than 20 years at the university, Dean of the College of Business
Warren Neel will replace John Ferguson as State Finance Commissioner.
According to UT President Wade Gilley, Neel has not announced his official
resignation but most likely will leave the university in June to become the
new commissioner in Nashville.
The position became open when John Ferguson announced his retirement in
early 1999. However, Ferguson stayed an extra year to help with the state's
budget problems and the tax reform.
The commissioner is one of the governor's cabinet members and his chief
UT business dean leaves for commissioner position
Published: Tue Mar 28, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:11 p.m.