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What We Have Accomplished Together

Last year was in so many ways a historical year for Tennessee Tech and many aspects will undoubtedly remain in the annals of the institution. I posted my last letter to campus community in December, but waited to disseminate it

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One-year retention rate for first-time, full-time freshmen increased to 79%  

As TTU Institutional Research has reported: “This rate, by far, is the largest one-year retention rate for the new freshman cohorts of the past 20 years.” It shows an increase of over 9% compared to 2011 figure of 69.8%. After the

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On Higher Education and Student Success – A Unique Approach

Over the last decade, we have seen an intense focus placed upon enhancing the retention rate and graduation rate of college students. Numerous programs have been established and a deluge of funds have been unleashed to support various innovative programs

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The Academic Year 15/16 In Review

Another successful academic year has come to a close. Your hard work in pursuit of excellence has brought to fruition some spectacular results (see below), ranging from a new Carnegie Classification of Tennessee Tech to a Doctoral/Research university, a new

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Investing in Our Greatest Assets

This year, our main plan is to continue to invest in our faculty, staff, students and infrastructure in order to provide the support that our students need to succeed and the backing that our faculty and staff need in their

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Thank you for choosing Tennessee Tech

Recently I placed a small order at a local store. At the end of our phone conversation, the lady on the other end of the line said, “Thank you for doing business with us. We appreciate you”. I thought to

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October Letter to TTU Community

    There is much good news to share, but I need to begin by thanking you all, the faculty, students, staff and administrators who made all of these outcomes possible through your commitment and hard work. THANK YOU!  

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August 2014 Letter to Tennessee Tech Community

Colleagues, Welcome back. I hope you enjoyed your summer and are ready to start a fabulous new academic year. Last year was a year of change and many of you participated in various committees and forums to make it all

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Provost’s Micro-Grant Award Winners – Fall 2014

I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Fall 2014 award recipients of the Provost’s Micro-Grant Program for Student Success. We received 23 proposals submitted from various academic departments and administrative offices.  Upon review of all proposals, our grant

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March 2014 Letter

  Provost’s Letter to Faculty, Staff and Students of Tennessee Tech  March 2014 Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your Spring break and had an occasion, or two, to relax, reflect and leave your cares behind. “…When I go forth

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