TTU names Hamilton and Maxwell as interim vice presiden

Tennessee Tech University today has new appointees as interim vice presidents for University Advancement and for Business and Fiscal Affairs.

Tom Hamilton replaces Paul Isbell upon his retirement as vice president of University Advancement, and Linda Maxwell replaces Terry Rector upon his retirement as vice president of Business and Fiscal Affairs.

Both Hamilton and Maxwell formerly served as associate vice presidents of their respective departments. Search committees will be formed this fall with the expectation that the positions will be filled on a permanent basis next year.

In his role as vice president of University Advancement, Hamilton is responsible to the university president for managing a comprehensive institutional advancement program that includes five distinct operations — advancement services, alumni relations, photographic services, public affairs and university development.

Hamilton, as TTU’s chief development officer, also cultivates and solicits selected donor prospects, particularly among major corporations, foundations and individuals, with the goal of generating large gifts for the university, and plans, executes and reports on periodic major fund raising campaigns as required for the university’s advancement.

Maxwell, in her role as vice president of Business and Fiscal Affairs, serves as TTU’s chief fiscal officer, making her responsible to the university president for receiving, disbursing and accounting of all money due the institution and for disbursing all funds in accordance with the annual budget of nearly $100 million.

She also administers the financial and accounting aspects of student loans, grants and scholarships and provides financial management of the university’s auxiliary enterprises, including plant operations, business services, buildings and grounds, utilities and telecommunications and with direct supervision of food services and TTU’s post office.