Distinguished Alumni

Phyliss Childs

Phyllis A. Childs of Nashville, TN, was appointed general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on February 1, 2005.  As general counsel, Childs directs the department’s legal work related to food safety, animal and plant health, pesticides, business regulation, forestry and agricultural development.  She directs legal research and represent the department in civil and regulatory proceedings as well as other legal matters.

In addition to her undergraduate degree in business from LMU, Childs has a doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law.