Category: Messages

Open letter to the Tech Community: Even in difficult times, our focus is on students

This past week at Tennessee Tech has been hard on a deeply personal level, both to many members of the Tech community and to myself: 19 valued Tech employees were notified that they would be laid off at the end

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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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What Do You Believe?

Life is good at Tennessee Tech to begin our second century. As we wrap up our first week of the fall semester, it is a beautiful late summer day in the Upper Cumberland. The 10,000-plus new and returning students animate

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A State of the University message to campus

At the end of each academic year, there’s a natural tendency to reflect on the health and well being of the institution. I’m sharing a State of the University message with you to capture the accomplishments of faculty, staff and

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2016 Research and Creative Activities Day

Spring semester at Tennessee Tech is always full of high energy fun with numerous events and activities almost every day.  One event that stands out is the annual Research Day, where students celebrate and showcase original research and creative efforts. 

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Inclement weather

I wanted to share with you the process Tech uses to obtain information that I use in deciding whether to close the campus. I take this decision very seriously and want to help everyone understand what information goes into reaching

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Tech’s Greatest Achievement?

Turning 100 years old is a big deal!  We officially started celebrating Tennessee Tech’s centennial last March and still have a few months to enjoy with the dedication of Centennial Plaza, a formal gala, and spring commencement.  One hundred years

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Long Ball

In baseball, home runs excite fans because they are relatively rare, unpredictable, and most often literal game changers. They immediately stir strategy and raise stakes. The Cookeville Higher Education Campus promises to be that same type of game changer for

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University of Makers

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the National Week of Making kickoff event at the White House hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy. This past year, thanks to the leadership of Dr. Vahid Motevalli, associate

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