Diversity and Inclusion at IPS

IPS Diversity Committee

Acknowledging and honoring the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals, the Institute for Public Service is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  Our definition of diversity goes beyond visible differences to affirm the unique realities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of individuals, partners and employees.  An inclusive and diverse workforce broadens our perspectives, fosters the exchange of new ideas, enhances problem solving, and engages the breadth of Tennessee’s talents. Diversity enriches and strengthens the work of the Institute and supports our mission of serving business and government to improve the lives of Tennesseans.

2022 IPS Diversity Committee Members

Veronica Clark (CIS), Chair
Elisha Hodge (MTAS)
Steve Wyatt (MTAS
Patrick Mills (NCEL)
Angie Carrier (MTAS)
Jenny Rish (TLC), Vice Chair
Tammy Gage (CIS)
Rick Scarbrough (LEIC)
Kim Raia (CTAS)
Kim Henry (CTAS)
Non Members
Tomi Rogers, IPS Human Resources
Susan Robertson, IPS Communications
Dr. Herb Byrd III, IPS Vice President


Click HERE to learn more about how we celebrate and encourage diversity at UT IPS. If you are interested in attending an IPS Diversity and Inclusion or community event, click HERE to view our calendar. The IPS Diversity and Inclusion team also compiles resources to share with all institute employees. Click HERE to visit the resource page.

Diversity and Inclusion at UT

Would you like to know more about IPS’s commitment to celebrating diversity? Click HERE to get in touch with a member of the committee.