TTU summer commencement speaker will be TBR representative David Gregory

David Gregory, vice chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents Office of Administration and Facilities Development, will address about 426 graduates at Tennessee Tech University’s summer commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, in Hooper Eblen Center.

A veteran public administrator, he was appointed as vice chancellor for administration and facilities development for the TBR in May 1998.

In this position, Gregory is responsible for overseeing capital outlay and maintenance projects at the 46 TBR university and community college institutions located across the state.

Formerly the director of government affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield, he also held leadership positions in state government for 15 years as Chief of Staff for Gov. Ned McWherter and as Chief of Staff for Lt. Gov. John Wilder.

Gregory is a graduate of David Lipscomb University, and he and his wife, Linda, have three daughters.

Students graduating from TTU this summer hail from eight states including Tennessee, 59 Tennessee counties and four foreign countries. They represent 32 undergraduate fields of study and 16 graduate fields.

Following summer commencement, TTU will have granted more than 60,000 degrees, including more than 30,000 since 1986.