Our trustees gather with the trustees of the 27 other dioceses each October to work together in guiding the vision of Sewanee. We are grateful to our trustees as they share their experience for the betterment of the University! Click here to read more about Sewanee.
In 1857, a group of Episcopal clergy and lay people gathered on the Cumberland plateau of Tennessee to found the University of the South. The full opening of the school, affectionately known as Sewanee, was delayed until after the Civil War. Sewanee is the only University that is owned and governed by dioceses of The Episcopal Church–28 dioceses primarily in the Southeastern United States. The University enrolls nearly 2000 students in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Letters, and the School of Theology. The Diocese of Lexington is one of the 28 owning dioceses, and as such, our bishop is one of the trustees, along with 3 trustees who are elected by our diocesan convention. Our clergy and lay trustees serving this year are The Rev. Michael “Corky” Carlisle, Addison Hosea, and Dr. Jeffrey “J” Marshall.
Carlisle is a 1975 graduate of the School of Theology at Sewanee, and retired as the Rector of St. Peter’s, Paris in 2005. He is currently serving as the Interim Rector of Trinity Church, New Orleans, LA, and he and his wife Doris have retired to the Sewanee community.
Hosea is a member of Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington and is a 1979 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences of Sewanee. He currently works as a Network Engineer and is active in the Christian-Muslim Dialogue of Lexington.
Marshall is a member of St. Alban’s, Morehead and a former member of Executive Council. J serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Community Engagement at Morehead State University.