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August 27, 2012

The presidential search advisory committee for Tennessee State University met today to outline the search process and agree on a schedule for future meetings.

The committee’s next meeting and any other meetings where individual applicants or candidates are identified will be closed to the public in order to comply with a new state law. The law provides that identities of candidates for chief executive officer of a Tennessee public higher education institution remain confidential unless the candidate is selected as a finalist for the position.


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August 20, 2012

Three finalists for the presidency of Roane State Community College will participate in interviews, campus forums and community receptions Aug. 27 - 30.

Four candidates were initially selected by the committee to interview, but one has since withdrawn.


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August 20, 2012

The search advisory committee for a new president of Tennessee State University will meet Aug. 27 following a public forum about the search process.The open forum is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. until noon in the Poag Auditorium of the Humanities Building on the TSU campus. Members of the Greenwood/Asher & Associates executive search firm contracted to lead the search will be on hand to discuss the search process and answer questions from campus and community members.The search advisory committee will conduct its first meeting from 1 – 3 p.m. in the same location.


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August 15, 2012

The presidential search advisory committee for Roane State Community College selected four finalists today. Each will visit the college’s Roane County campus and Oak Ridge campus the week of Aug. 27 for a series of interviews and open forums.The finalists are


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August 13, 2012

The Senate Higher Education Subcommittee hearing today allowed Tennessee State University and Tennessee Board of Regents officials to demonstrate student grades were assigned accurately by faculty and not inappropriately changed by campus administrators.The hearing was called by Subcommittee Chairman Senator Jim Summerville after local and national media publicized one faculty member’s allegations of grade changes by administrators without faculty consent.


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August 13, 2012

The Senate Higher Education Subcommittee hearing today allowed Tennessee State University and Tennessee Board of Regents officials to demonstrate student grades were assigned accurately by faculty and not inappropriately changed by campus administrators.The hearing was called by Subcommittee Chairman Senator Jim Summerville after local and national media publicized one faculty member’s allegations of grade changes by administrators without faculty consent.


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July 9, 2012

The presidential search advisory committee for Roane State Community College met today to outline the search process and agree on a schedule for future meetings.


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June 29, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents voted to increase tuition and fee rates today for the six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology centers it governs. The rates of increase are lower this year than in previous years.


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June 27, 2012

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Roane State Community College has been selected and will meet for the first time Monday, July 9.

The meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. EDT in the Dunbar Building Faculty Dining Room on the college’s main campus in Harriman.

Roane State’s current president, Gary Goff, announced in March his plan to retire at the end of October after leading the college for seven years. The new president is expected to be named this fall.


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June 21, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Macon Cove Campus in Memphis on Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29.Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. CDT June 28 in the Bert Bornblum Library. Committees will meet in this order: Tennessee Technology Centers; Finance and Business Operations; Personnel and Compensation; Academic Policies and Programs; and Business, Community and Public Affairs. The full Board of Regents meeting will begin Friday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m.


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June 5, 2012

Three open committee meetings – Audit, Committee Chairs, and Finance and Business Operations – will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office in Nashville on Tuesday, June 12.The Audit Committee meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT. The agenda includes:I. Informational reporting a. Review of Comptroller’s audit reports b. Review of internal audit reports c. Review of interim internal quality assessmentsII. Review of personnel items a. Review of internal audit position descriptions b. Review of information systems auditor positionIII.


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May 16, 2012

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next meeting beginning at 11 a.m. CDT on Thursday, May 24, at the TBR Central Office in Nashville.

Among its new business, the committee will continue discussions regarding tuition and maintenance fee proposals.


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May 4, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved Philip Oldham as the next president for Tennessee Technological University today.

Oldham will assume his leadership role July 1 after current president Bob Bell retires.

The Board met via telephone at 10:30 this morning to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for Oldham, who currently serves as provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


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May 4, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved Philip Oldham as the next president for Tennessee Technological University today.

Oldham will assume his leadership role July 1 after current president Bob Bell retires.

The Board met via telephone at 10:30 this morning to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for Oldham, who currently serves as provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


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May 2, 2012

Philip Oldham is expected to be named the next president to lead Tennessee Technological University pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Friday.

The Board will meet via telephone at 10:30 a.m. CDT on Friday, May 4, to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for Oldham to replace Bob Bell, who will retire from TTU on July 1 after leading the campus for 12 years. Oldham currently serves as provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


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April 27, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents will conduct a meeting via telephone beginning at 10:30 a.m. CDT Friday, May 4, to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for a new president at Tennessee Technological University and to approve the criteria for the search for a new president at Roane State Community College.


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April 23, 2012

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 1 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 30. Among its new business, the committee will discuss:I. Review of Background Materials A. General Financial Environment B. Guiding Principles for Decisions C. Framework for Consideration of Maintenance Fee Proposals D. Out of State Tuition LevelsII.


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April 12, 2012

The search advisory committee for a new president of Tennessee Technological University narrowed the candidate pool to three finalists after completing interviews yesterday and today.The three finalists will visit the TTU campus next week to meet with a variety of university constituent groups, including faculty and staff, students and the community.The finalists are:• Susan Elkins, vice president of Extended Programs and Regional Development and dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Tennessee Tech University;• Philip Oldham, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affa


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April 2, 2012

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will lead a conversation with Tennessee college and university leaders Tuesday about the future of postsecondary education and workforce development.


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April 2, 2012

The presidential search advisory committee at Tennessee Tech University will meet Monday, April 9, to review applicants for the TTU president’s post at 10 a.m. CDT in the Eagles Nest at TTU's Hooper Eblen Center.

Committee members will identify leading prospects for consideration, select candidates for the first-round interviews with the search committee, and discuss interview strategies.


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