King University Welcomes New Trustees
An active community volunteer and a Knox County judge have been selected to serve their alma mater as members of the King University Board of Trustees.
Karen Vann earned a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from King in 1998. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bristol and is actively involved in the church’s partnership in northeast Brazil. She formerly served as the church’s Christian educator. Elsewhere in the community, she donates her time to Bristol Faith in Action, the YWCA Board of Directors, and the Blue Stocking Club. She also serves as a reading volunteer for Reading Buddies at Fairmount Elementary School. She and her husband, John, live in Bristol, Tennessee.
Knox County Criminal Court Judge Steve Sword earned a bachelor’s degree in History from King in 1992 and a law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1995. In addition to his judgeship with the 6th Judicial District, he is a member of the Knoxville Leadership Foundation Board, chair of the Knox County Criminal Justice Committee, and a member of the Tennessee Trial Judge’s Association. He also sits on the Elder Board for Knoxville’s Fellowship Church and leads the church’s Congregational Care Team. He and his wife, Alice, a 1993 graduate of King, live in Knoxville.
The Board of Trustees holds the legal authority and responsibility for King University’s mission, financial stability, and institutional policies related to matters of long-term strategic importance.
King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of King. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia. King’s primary location in Virginia is Southwest Virginia Community College, 724 Community College Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609.