City University Schools Board of Trustees


City University Schools Board of Trustees functions as the primary governance and oversight body for the campuses. The overarching responsibility of the Board is to insure that the integrity of the mission and vision of City University Schools is maintained at all times.


Board Members

Jennifer Johnson-Mitchell | Board President
Attorney, Office of Shelby County Public Defender


Patrick Smith | Board Vice President
City of Memphis


Linda Ash
Linda Ash | Board Member
Regional Director, Grade Results


Phyllis Fickling
Phyllis Fickling | Board Member
Government Affairs Advisor, Shelby County Government


Katherine Hunt
Katherine Hunt | Board Member
Mathematics Educator, Shelby County Schools


Linda Maples
Linda Maples | Board Member
Shelby County Government


Board Meetings

City University Schools Board of Trustees meets bimonthly promptly at 6:00pm, unless otherwise noted, at City University Schools, 1475 East Shelby Drive Memphis, TN 38116 in the school theater. All board meetings are open to the public. If you would like to be placed on an upcoming board meeting agenda, please send notice to the board one week prior to attendance. Along with viewing board meeting dates below, please feel free to download past board meeting agendas and minutes.

July 18, 2013
September 19, 2013
November 14, 2013
January 16, 2014
March 20, 2014
May 15, 2014
July 17, 2014
September 25, 2014
December 4, 2014
January 15, 2015
March 26, 2015
May 14, 2015

Agendas & Minutes 
August 20, 2013 (rescheduled from July 18, 2013)

November 14, 2013 (rescheduled from September 19 & October 3, 2013)

January 16, 2014

May 15, 2014

July 17, 2014

September 25, 2014

December 4, 2014 (rescheduled from November 13, 2014)

January 15, 2015

Board Policies

Based on City University Schools charter, City University Schools Board of Trustees has founded school policies. Tennessee law mandates that charter schools must make school policies available to the public. To view City University Schools’ policies, click the following to download our school handbooks:

City University School of Liberal Arts Handbook

City University School Boys Preparatory Handbook

City University School Girls Preparatory Handbook