First Female Trustee Ann Baker Furrow
Ann Baker Furrow (‘67) became the first woman appointed to the UT Board of Trustees in 1970. She was later elected as the first female vice chair in 1981 and served on the Academic Affairs Committee. Furrow was the first woman to join a men’s varsity sport team, playing golf from 1964 to 1965. She also was the first woman to give a commencement speech at UT in 1971.