James A. Haslam II College of Business Named
The College of Business Administration was renamed the James A. Haslam II College of Business in 2014 during its 100th anniversary celebration. Haslam is an alumnus, former vice chair of the UT Board of Trustees, and founder of Pilot Corporation, which later became Pilot Flying J—the largest operator of travel centers in North America. The renaming of the college acknowledged a $50 million gift from three generations of the Haslam family. The Haslam family has donated many more millions of dollars to UT and its athletic programs over the years. The James A. Haslam II Business Building and the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center are named for James and his wife, Natalie. The football team’s practice field is named Haslam Field in James’s honor as well. He played on the 1951 national championship team under “the General” head coach Robert Neyland.