Vice Admiral Visits UT Knoxville, Meets with University Leaders

Today, the University of Tennessee hosted Vice Admiral Harry Harris of the United States Navy.  Harris, a native of Crossville, Tennessee, currently serves as the assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During his campus visit, Harris received briefings conducted at the Howard Baker Center on the University’s academic, research and public … Continued

Advocacy Events

Gov. Bill Haslam Hosts Leaders from Education, Business at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis for Candid Conversation on Postsecondary Education in Tennessee

Memphis, Tenn. (August 8, 2012) – For an hour Tuesday afternoon, on the campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Gov. Bill Haslam led a candid conversation with some 25 Memphis educators, business leaders and legislators.  His goal was to glean their perspective, ideas and comments on how the state can help … Continued

Higher Education Reform

Primary Election Results

Based on unofficial election returns, eight incumbents lost elections in the state House of Representatives yesterday.  Not included in this number are the races where Democrats were matched against each other through redistricting.  In those races, Sen. Jim Kyle defeated Sen. Beverly Marrero, Rep. G.A. Hardaway defeated 38-year veteran and second longest serving member of … Continued


Governor Haslam Holds Higher Ed Discussion in Knoxville

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.

Higher Education Reform

THEC 2012 Lottery Report

The 2012 Lottery Scholarship Annual Report was released today for THEC’s Summer meeting.  The report reveals that for the first time, the UT System has a higher graduation rate for first-time freshman graduating with their lottery scholarships intact than all other higher education systems in the state (both public and private).

Lottery Legislation