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TBR Chancellor Recommends Philip Oldham as TTU’s Next President; Board to Meet Friday

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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Board Meets May 4 to Consider New TTU President, Criteria for Roane State Search

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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TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet April 30

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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TTU President Candidate Pool Narrowed to 3

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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TTU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Meets to Review Applicants April 9

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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Board to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session March 29 in Nashville

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session Thursday, March 29, at the TBR Office in Nashville. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the Genesco Training Center.

The Board will hear reports from committees, Chancellor John Morgan, and representatives of the college and university presidents as well as the Tennessee Technology Center directors. New business will include a consent agenda addressing TTC program changes, a variety of policy revisions and an out-of-state tuition waiver.

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TBR Approves Jerry Faulkner as VSCC President

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved Jerry Faulkner as the next president for Volunteer State Community College.

Faulkner will assume his leadership role at the college beginning May 15.

The Board met via telephone to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation of Faulkner, who will replace Bruce Scism, Vol State’s interim president. (See the press release announcing Morgan’s recommendation.)

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TBR Personnel and Compensation, Finance and Business Committees to Meet March 26 - Agenda item added

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold two open committee meetings via telephone on Monday, March 26.

The Personnel and Compensation Committee will meet at 1 p.m. CDT to consider a compensation proposal submitted by Austin Peay State University and any other business brought before the committee.

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TBR Personnel and Compensation, Finance and Business Committees to Meet March 26

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold two open committee meetings via telephone on Monday, March 26.

The Personnel and Compensation Committee will meet at 1 p.m. CDT to consider a compensation proposal submitted by Austin Peay State University and any other business brought before the committee.

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