Two individuals have been named in the search process for the next vice president for human resources of the University of Tennessee system.

These two finalists bring unique and extensive experience from higher education systems and organizations within Tennessee and across the country.

Linda Gaddie

Linda Gaddie

Director of compensation, benefits and employment services at the University of California, Los Angeles from 2015 to present.

Previously, Gaddie served as compensation manager at the University of California, Riverside, from 2013 to 2015. Among other appointments, she served as senior vice president for human resources at Avalon Health Care Group in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 2009 to 2013, principal and senior consultant at Larcen Consulting Group in Los Altos, California, from 1996 to 2009 and senior vice president and chief financial officer for Covenant Health System in Knoxville from 1990 to 1996. Gaddie earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Berea College in Kentucky and master’s degrees in social work and business administration from the University of Kentucky.

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Public Forum: UT Knoxville, July 9 from 2-3 p.m. ET in the Scripps Media Center, Communications Building
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Vicki Hatfield

Vicki Hatfield

Civil service director for the City of Knoxville from 2005 to present.

Hatfield’s approximately 20-year career in human resources with the City of Knoxville also includes serving as deputy director of civil service from 2001 to 2005 and human resources analyst from 1999 to 2001. Previously, she served as a human resources consultant for Resource Associates in Knoxville from 1996 to 1999. Hatfield earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lee University and a master’s degree and doctorate—both in experimental psychology from UT Knoxville.

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Public Forum: UT Knoxville, July 12 from 2-3 p.m. ET in the Scripps Media Center, Communications Building
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