Bill W. Stacy is the chancellor of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has held this position since 1997. Other professional associations include the Executive Committee of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges; the Commission on Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness, American Council on Education.
Other professional associations include the Commission on Policies and Purposes of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
In 1989, Stacy was selected as the founding president of California State University at San Marcos, where he served for eight years. In this position he was a member of the California State University Executive Council, which supports the president in administering the 21 campuses of the CSU system.
From 1979 to 1989, Stacy served as president of Southeast Missouri State University. During this time he was also president of the Missouri Council on Public Higher Education and chair of Missourians for Higher Education.
Stacy has created higher education linkages and partnerships in 10 countries around the world with universities he has served. He was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to the California State Financial Aid Commission with advice and consent of the California State Senate. He has chaired and/or been a member of SACS and/or NCAA accrediting teams each of the past six years. He has received commendations from the Missouri House of Representatives, the Missouri Senate, the California Assembly, and the California Senate for his work in higher education.
Stacy holds a doctorate of Philosophy in Contemporary Public Address and Communication Theory from Southern Illinois University. He is married and has two sons and a daughter.