Jacqueline L. Riester, Business Manager

Jackie came to UT after retiring from LSU in 2009. Her undergraduate degree is in English Education from the University of Illinois, and she received her MBA from LSU in 1990. She has served in business manager positions both at LSU and at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and she has over 25 years of experience in university administration. She spends her workdays dealing with grants and contracts, balancing budgets, doing financials, projections, and reports, and just generally staring at tiny numbers on giant computer spreadsheets.

Jackie has twin daughters, Jeri and Jodi (who just turned 40), and five fabulous grandchildren ranging in age from 13 to 3. She visits the kids in Louisiana and Texas as often as she can, but she is really enjoying her new Tennessee lifestyle. She loves reading, quilting, knitting, hiking, and cuddling with her two cats, Maizie and Stella. In her down time, she can be found most often relaxing at home with a lap full of cats, balancing a book on the arm of her favorite easy chair, knitting or quilting projects nearby, and the TV remote within easy reach.