Gage elected trustee at Sewanee
Bill Gage, a Partner at Buck Keenan, LLP, was recently elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Trustees at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, is the only university in the nation that is owned and governed by dioceses of the Episcopal Church, specifically the 28 dioceses of the southeastern United States. Trustees are elected from each of the 28 dioceses and together with a Board of Regents, serve as the governing body of the University.
Sewanee was founded in 1857 by clergy and lay delegates from Episcopal dioceses throughout the south. The campus is situated on over 13,000 acres on the western face of the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga. With an enrollment of approximately 1500, The University of the South, home of one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, a School of Letters, and a seminary of the Episcopal Church. The University remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. The result of such individualized education is clear in the academic success of Sewanee students and alumni. The University has had 25 Rhodes Scholars–a number that puts Sewanee in the top four nationally among American liberal arts colleges–as well as 26 NCAA Postgraduate Fellows, 36 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and has an acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools that far outpaces its peers. The School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding Bishops of the Episcopal Church.