Governor Haslam Makes Appointments to Higher Education Boards

Press release from the Office of the Governor: NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of eight new members and five re-appointments to Tennessee’s higher education boards as well as the selection of the chair of Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR). Robert … Continued

State Issues

Haslam Names Interim Finance and Administration Commissioner

UT alumnus Larry Martin has been named by Governor Bill Haslam as interim Finance and Administration Commissioner.  He will take the helm of the state’s Department of F&A on Monday, June 1.  Current Commissioner Mark Emkes retires May 31. “Under Gov. Haslam, Tennessee has taken incredible steps toward making state government more responsive to its … Continued

State Issues

Haslam, Tracy Speak to UT Advocacy Council

NASHVILLE—The UT Advocacy Council met for their annual winter meeting this past Saturday, February 2.  Despite inclement weather, more than 100 University of Tennessee advocates from across the state met to discuss a number of legislative issues facing the University and how they could help. Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) delivered the keynote address, where he … Continued

Advocacy Events

Higher Education Governance: Not the Focus of the Haslam Administration This Year

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

Administration & Governance

Higher Education Budget Hearing Highlights UT Strengths, Needs

Governor Bill Haslam held his final round of budget hearings yesterday, November 13.  Present for testimony were UT President Joe DiPietro, Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan, and Tennessee Higher Education Commission Executive Director Rich Rhoda.  THEC’s state funding recommendation for FY 2013-14 included a $35.5 million dollar increase for higher education.  The increase would … Continued

Higher Education Funding