Governor Lee appoints new Trustee

Governor Lee appoints new Trustee

July 19 2019
I am pleased to announce that Gov. Bill Lee has appointed MTSU alumnus Tom Boyd of Lebanon, Tennessee, to a six-year term on our University’s Board of Trustees.

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MTSU leads state in service to at-risk students

MTSU leads state in service to at-risk students

March 15 2019

You may have heard or read that the University of Tennessee System announced Thursday that students eligible for Pell Grant aid (family income of $50,000 or less), and who qualify for the HOPE Lottery Scholarship, can attend one of their institutions without paying tuition or mandatory fees.

I’m proud to say that MTSU students in t...

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Analysis of the Governor's Budget

Analysis of the Governor's Budget

March 5 2019

As you are aware, on Monday evening Governor Lee presented his 2019-20 budget to the Tennessee General Assembly. We have conducted a preliminary analysis of the details of the Governor’s Budget and I wanted to outline how his proposed budget could affect our University, if approved by the Legislature.

Highlights of the budget as th...

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Spring 2019 Admissions Update

Spring 2019 Admissions Update

January 14 2019
Admissions 

Several bold admissions initiatives have been key to our ongoing efforts to both sustain our operations and fuel our plans for growth. Fall is the busiest season for recruiting high school seniors. We have eight recruiters in the Office of Undergraduate Recrui...

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Spring 2019 Student Success Update

Spring 2019 Student Success Update

January 14 2019

Our ambitious Quest for Student Success has provided an effective roadmap to guide our efforts to improve retention and graduation. The Quest has helped redefine and refocus our efforts and investments in recruitment, advising, and classroom teaching to better meet the needs of our students.

Driving those increase...

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Spring 2019 Budget and Salary Overview

Spring 2019 Budget and Salary Overview

January 13 2019

The combination of $4.6 million in state appropriations and additional funding from the 2.84 percent increase in tuition allowed the University to fund several initiatives this year. For the first time since 2012, market adjustments based on the University’s compensation plan were partially implemented effective Oct. 1, 2018. O...

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Spring 2019 Construction Update

Spring 2019 Construction Update

January 12 2019

Numerous improvements to our campus buildings and roadways are underway or were recently completed. Here is a brief update on recent and current construction projects.

Middle Tennessee Boulevard

  • Working on Alma Mater Drive circle
  • Finishing entrance columns and pavers at Faulkinberry Drive
  • Cons...

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Law School Update

Law School Update

October 19 2018

To the University community,

By now, I know you are aware that the Tennessee Higher Education Commission this week denied our proposal to transfer to Valparaiso University School of Law to our Murfreesboro campus. The 8 to 5 vote, in my opinion, was not based on merits of our proposal, as those who opposed our measure appeared to be mo...

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Committed to the Quest

Committed to the Quest

August 29 2018
Considering the cost of college, students can’t afford not to graduate, especially if they have student debt. Yet, American universities suffer from chronic attrition. About a third of college freshmen don’t return for a second year. ...

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Construction / Parking / Transportation Update

Construction / Parking / Transportation Update

August 28 2018


Numerous campus construction projects are ongoing or were recently completed. Here is a brief update on those recent and current projects:


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The President's Annual Report

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