Category: Announcements

Update on FY18 university budget

News about next fiscal year’s budget continues to evolve, and we shared the latest information with the Budget Advisory Committee yesterday. As we continue to work on this issue, our primary objectives are to serve students, protect our core mission,

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Open letter to campus about next year’s budget

This semester we will focus as a university on increasing the opportunities to share news about our successes and challenges. I am committed to bringing you news as quickly and directly as possible this semester that is relevant to how

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Thanksgiving Wishes

As we all take a break this week and have the opportunity to reflect on what we are thankful for, I thank every student for choosing Tennessee Tech. That choice inherently includes trust, and with that trust comes responsibility. Every

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A historic moment: board appointees announced

Earlier today, Governor Bill Haslam announced his appointments to the inaugural Tennessee Tech University Board of Trustees. We are all indebted to Governor Haslam for his leadership and personal investment of time to seat such an impressive group of outstanding

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Trust the process

It’s been a good week at Tennessee Tech by the numbers. Our first national rankings in U.S. News & World Report came, followed closely by news of a significant jump in our freshman retention rate. As exciting as it is

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Seriously, A Blog Post about Budgets?!

Even a short conversation regarding budgets can have the effect of a commercial strength sedative. Although annual budgets seldom reflect accurate year-end expenditures, the value of a well-designed budget process for institutional stability and consistent progress toward strategic goals cannot

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Memphis to Mountain City

Have you ever really looked at the official University seal for Tennessee Tech? Chances are, if you are like most of us, you have glanced at it on occasion but never really considered the relevance of its symbolism. One of

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Team Effort for a Clean House

Appearance matters and perceptions become reality. Just as my mother always said, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” Whenever I visit another university, I enjoy getting up early for a run through the campus before

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Form Follows Function

Every so often many of us get the urge to rearrange the furniture in our homes. Sometimes we need to accommodate a new situation; sometimes it is just for change itself. I have observed that universities have similar tendencies. While

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Spring Fever and Starbucks

Spring has always been my favorite time of year.  I love seeing everything bloom and come back to life from the long winter nap.  The good thing about southern winters is they are usually short. Unfortunately, the groundhog lied this

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