LEWISBURG, Tenn. (November 1, 2006) -- The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association is pleased to announce that executive committee vice president administrative/fiscal/audit, Charles Wharton, has been named a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Tennessee. 

This year three citizen trustees were appointed by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to serve a six-year term.  The governor selects trustees of high character who have demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to higher education. Under the leadership of Governor Bredesen who serves as chairman of the Trustees, Trustees are charged with managing the affairs of the University.   Mr. Wharton had previously been appointed by John Petersen, President of the University, to chair the Capital Campaign for the Institute of Agriculture and College of Veterinary Medicine committee in addition to being vice chair of the Capital Campaign for the University of Tennessee Systems committee.  Mr. Wharton will continue to serve on these two committees of which the later is charged with raising one billion dollars.

“This is quite an honor for Charles, and we are proud to have him serving both TWHBEA and the University of Tennessee,” said Jerrold Pedigo, president of TWHBEA.  “His insight and knowledge will be a great complement to both organizations and the TWHBEA looks forward to further strengthening our relationship with the University of Tennessee.”