ten·ured | \ ˈten-yərd \

Definition of tenured 

: having tenure tenured faculty members

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In fact, Jimmy Russell was the longest-tenured active master distiller until 2015, when his son Eddie was named master distiller after 35 years with the company. Gabe Hauari, The Courier-Journal, "Tour these top Kentucky distilleries. Shocker! They're mostly bourbon," 20 June 2018 The university has said Spanier is a tenured faculty member on administrative leave. NBC News, "Ex-Penn State president Spanier, convicted over Sandusky complaint, loses appeal," 26 June 2018 Van Gundy is the longest tenured coach since Chuck Daly’s decade run with the franchise. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Timing could force Detroit Pistons to prioritize coaching search first," 12 May 2018 Kennedy, the winningest head coach in program history and the longest tenured basketball coach in the SEC, was a UC assistant coach from 2001 to 2005 who took over as head coach of the Bearcats when Bob Huggins resigned. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Report: Matta meets with Ole Miss about replacing Andy Kennedy," 4 Mar. 2018 All-Star, is the longest-tenured Spurs player and has won four championships in San Antonio. Nihal Kolur, SI.com, "Tony Parker Wants To Play 20 Seasons, Join Exclusive Club," 11 May 2018 Andrus is the longest-tenured Rangers player this season. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Here's why Andrus' early spring arrival is a good thing for Rangers," 17 Feb. 2018 Where does that leave Carolina's most tenured runner? Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "Vibe at Panthers' spring workouts? It's really different, and there are 2 big reasons," 1 June 2018 Patton was the longest-tenured coach on campus, leading the team from 1993 to 1998 and from 2003 until this season. Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "After two decades, Boise State's longest-tenured (and most quotable) coach steps down | Idaho Statesman," 10 May 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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