Alumnus provides gift to support faculty, promote scholarship

The University of Tennessee College of Law has received a gift from alumnus Reggie Hill (’80) that will be used to fund a promising junior faculty member. 

Beginning in January, the College of Law will offer the award annually and will designate the recipient as the John Reginald Hill Faculty Scholar.

“The College of Law prepared me for a rewarding career, and I am fortunate to be able to give back through this gift,” said Hill, a two-time graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in business administration from UT Martin and a juris doctor from the College of Law. 

Hill served as a senior vice president and chief compliance and policy officer with Lifepoint Health prior to his retirement last year. His responsibilities included oversight of the ethics and compliance department and the compliance initiatives for more than 80 hospitals in 30 states. For more than 30 years, Hill was also a partner with Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis in Nashville and served in many management roles including heading the firm’s healthcare industry group.

His service to the University of Tennessee is extensive having served on the UT Development Council, the College of Law Dean’s Circle (for more than 15 years), the UT President’s Council and the UT Martin chancellor’s roundtable.

“We are so fortunate to be able to call Reggie a graduate of the College of Law and also a friend to the college,” Interim Dean Doug Blaze said. “This contribution, and his continuing contributions to UT Law, demonstrate his commitment to education in general, and to our faculty in particular.”