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3 TTU Projects Included In Gov Lee’s Proposed Budget

Tennessee Tech has three capital projects that may gain state funding through Governor Bill Lee’s proposed budget. President Phil Oldham said about $100 million earmarked for the complete renovation of Johnson Hall, demolition of Foster Hall and a new engineer building. “It’s a tremendous budget that we can continue to improve the campus, and really ultimately satisfy our goal to ... Read More »

TTU’s Joseph Hermann Inducted Into Hall Of Fame Of Distinguished Conductors

Tennessee Tech’s Director of Bands Emeritus has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of Distinguished Conductors Joseph Hermann served at Tennessee Tech between 1989 and 2017, and won the Outstanding Faculty Award for professional service, in addition to many other awards from national band associations. He’s one of just 63 members of the hall, established by the National Band ... Read More »

Gov Lee’s Budget Proposals Could Keep TTU’s Tuition Steady

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham called the Governor’s proposals for Tennessee Higher Education, “Historic.” In his state of the state address Monday night, Governor Bill Lee proposed $1.1 billion for capital improvements. The Governor also proposed a four percent salary pool increase for higher education employees. The plan also includes $90 million to fund a tuition formula based on student ... Read More »

TTU Launches New Scholarship For Incoming Female Engineers

Tennessee Tech rolling out a new scholarship program next fall to help women who want to enter the engineering field. The Harper Scholars Program named after Trustee Chair and Adjunct Professor Trudy Harper. Chief Communication Officer Karen Lykins said the program serves as a way to encourage women to enter a non-traditional field. “This comes out of her passion for ... Read More »

TTU Finalizing Master Plan Update For Board Approval

Tennessee Tech reviewing its final draft to update its 2014 master plan for the Board of Trustees to consider come March. Capital Projects and Planning Director Jim Cobb said the university has been working on the revisions since fall 2019. “THEC requires us to revisit or redo the master plan every 10 years, and this 2014 plan that I mentioned ... Read More »

TTU Teacher Education Sees Stabilized Enrollment, Down From 10 Years Ago

Tennessee Tech’s prospective teacher enrollment has stabilized over the last few years, but remains down from a decade ago. Office of Teacher Education Director Amy Brown said that their undergraduate numbers used to sit around a 300-student average. She said they now sit around a 200-hundred student average. She said she attributes that to potential education students looking at money. ... Read More »

Cookeville To Consider Tennessee Tech Partnership, Will Continue Conversations

A potential partnership between the city of Cookeville and Tennessee Tech University for Tucker stadium upgrades, but how would that work? City Manager James Mills said that should the council decide to financially commit, there are several options. He said that could be anything such as bond issues, general fund payments, or some kind of usage agreement. “We’ve not gotten ... Read More »

Tech President Oldham Asks Cookeville For Partnership On Stadium

Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham asked the Cookeville City Council to consider helping with renovations to Tucker Stadium. Oldham met with council members Tuesday during a work session to talk about stadium plans and entranceway plans for along Willow Avenue. Oldham said that the two projects are made-to-order as something substantial and worth a partnership. “We always want to partner ... Read More »