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UTHSC Leaders Recognized Among 100 Most Powerful Leaders in Memphis

Chancellor Peter Buckley, left, and Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Kennard Brown were recognized by the Memphis Business Journal in its Power 100 list for 2023.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s two top leaders are included in the Memphis Business Journal’s Power 100 list for 2023.

Chancellor Peter Buckley, MD, and Executive Vice Chancellor Kennard Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, made the list that was released in the January 27-February 2 issue of the Memphis Business Journal (MBJ). This is the fourth year Dr. Brown has been included in the prestigious list.

The Power 100 list is compiled by the Memphis Business Journal’s editorial team. It profiles outstanding leaders from sports, education, business, politics, health care, and community service. “Meet the 100 individuals whose entrepreneurial spark, business light, and civic charge electrify Memphis,” the MBJ’s introduction to the list said.

Chancellor Buckley joined UTHSC in February 2022. He was recognized for his focus on expanding UTHSC’s statewide educational and clinical reach and collaboration with its partners, support for research that impacts the state, emphasis on increasing public awareness of the university’s contributions to the health of Tennesseans, and intention to raise philanthropic contributions to the university to assist in these efforts.  

Dr. Brown was recognized for leading development projects that have changed the face of the university and the Memphis Medical District that surrounds it. Specifically, the publication mentioned restoration of the Historic Quadrangle, the Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions, and the mixed-use Orleans Station development adjacent to campus, which Dr. Brown helped facilitate.

“It is rewarding to see the university’s growth efforts continue to be recognized by the Memphis Business Journal and refreshing to see their recognition of our new chancellor and his vision and strategy for increasing our institution’s statewide impact,” Dr. Brown said. “Dr. Buckley is the right leadership at the right time for us to realize our potential.”

“I very much appreciate the Memphis Business Journal’s recognition of the value and presence of UTHSC in the Memphis community,” Chancellor Buckley said. “I feel particularly privileged to be alongside my distinguished colleague and friend, Ken, whose impact at UTHSC over two decades has been profound and enduring.”