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Governor Haslam Begins Higher Education Review

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.

“The future for public higher education - not just in Tennessee but elsewhere - is a real dire concern even for those of us who teach at private institutions.”

The meeting will include business, legislative and higher education leaders.

Among those to speak will be the deputy director for policy development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a research professor and senior economist at the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce.

Governor Haslam will moderate discussions after each presentation.Gob