Governor Bill Haslam today officially launched his ‘Drive to 55’ Initiative, the goal of which is to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with a post-secondary credential in order to meet Tennessee’s current and future workforce and economic needs. A broad assemblage of higher education and business stakeholders as well as members of the Tennessee General … Continued
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After a series of discussions on higher education and workforce development with business and community leaders, elected officials, educators and administrators, the Haslam Administration announced yesterday evening that they will not be seeking legislation to alter the structure of higher education governance this year. The Governor stated that his administration had nothing major in terms … Continued
Today, Governor Haslam met with UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes and members of his staff to discuss the unique role UT Martin serves within the West Tennessee region and state. Haslam’s visit is part of an ongoing dialogue held across the state concerning higher education and workforce development. Chancellor Rakes noted that UT Martin has … Continued
Governor Bill Haslam’s third higher education discussion was held today in Knoxville. The first two discussions, held at Northeast State Technical Community College and the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus, respectively, have focused primarily on workforce development. Today’s discussion continued to mirror that theme.
On Tuesday, July 17, Governor Haslam held the first in a series of seven local discussions on higher education at Northeast State Technical Community College.