New TBR Chancellor to speak

At the Tennessee Alliance for Continuing Higher Education conference this week.  I've poked fun at the search process for this position, but it's always a plus for the Chancellor to be well-connected with the legislature.  It will be great to hear from him and his willingness to meet with our little group speaks highly for him.  And let's just hope he's as successful as Erskine Bowles, who came to the University of North Carolina presidency from a similar path and just recently retired. The TACHE Conference starts Thursday.

John Morgan, the new Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, will address the TACHE conference during our luncheon meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 11.

He has held a variety of positions both in and out of government during his 34 year career. Until 2007 he was the Comptroller of the Treasury and prior to his selection as Chancellor he was the Deputy to the Governor.

Chancellor Morgan will speak on The Complete College Act, a law that requires a statewide master plan for higher education, and will result in changes to the state's higher education funding formula, emphasizing graduation rates over enrollment numbers.


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