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Mark White

Mark White
Current Position
Director of Master’s Degree Program, Lipscomb University, College of Leadership and Public Service
Board Term
October 2020 - September 2024
Board Category
State Legislator – Republican
Representative Board Activities
Member — Reporting and Dissemination Committee
M.A. Lipscomb University - Conflict Management
B.S. University of Memphis - Education

State Rep. Mark White (R-Tenn.) has been Tennessee's state representative for District 83, which contains part of Shelby County, since 2010. He chairs Tennessee’s House Education Administration Committee.

White started his career as an elementary school teacher and later served as the principal of an elementary school before becoming a small-business owner. He co-founded the Global Children’s Educational Foundation, which provided financial assistance and educational opportunities to impoverished children in Panama.

White has received numerous awards and recognition for his legislative work, including the Tennessee Community Organizations’ Legislator of the Year award in 2016 and the Tennessee CASA Association’s Legislator of the Year award in 2012.