higher education

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who has led Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 higher education initiative will now head the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Mike Krause will replace Russ Deaton, who has been interim executive director since the retirement of Richard Rhoda in 2014. Deaton will become deputy executive director.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Gov. Bill Haslam began a review of the state's college and university systems at his residence on Tuesday.

The review comes after the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and the Tennessee Board of Regents voted last month for tuition and fee increases of as much as 8 percent for the fall.

Vanderbilt University’s Dr. Bruce Oppenheimer specializes in the politics of higher education.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam will begin his review of the state's college and university systems next week.

The Commercial Appeal  reports Haslam will assemble business, legislative and higher education leaders for a meeting at the governor's residence on July 10.

An invitation sent from the governor's office to members of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, Board of Regents and others says the meeting will also feature presentations by three leading higher education policy experts and that Haslam will moderate discussions after each presentation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Students in the University of Tennessee system will find out this week how much their tuition will be in the fall.

The finance committee of the UT Board of Trustees is scheduled to make the tuition projections on Wednesday and the full board will vote on them Thursday.

The university system has an enrollment of about 50,000 students at campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin; the Health Science Center in Memphis; state Institutes of Agriculture and Public Service; and the Space Institute in Tullahoma.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Middle Tennessee State University is asking for a tuition increase, saying it needs the money - in part - to address a faculty imbalance.

The finance committee of the state Board of Regents met Tuesday and unanimously recommended increases at its six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology centers.

The proposed hikes vary in size. Students at Middle Tennessee State University would see a 6.8 percent rise in tuition if the plan is approved.

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