Topic: University of Memphis
Highlights focus on education, public safety, more efficient government
Nashville, TN – With the Second Regular Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly now in full swing, lawmakers are busy in Nashville meeting with constituents and colleagues, voting on legislation on the House floor, and working to shepherd their bills through the legislative committee process.
As House business continues at full-speed, Governor Haslam is also working on his legislative agenda, notifying lawmakers he will focus his efforts this year on making improvements to state education and public safety policies, while also working to make government more efficient and effective.
Legislation focuses on education, public safety, efficient and effective state government
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced his legislative agenda for the 2016 session, continuing his focus on education, public safety and efficient and effective state government.
“A major focus this session will be on the next step in the Drive to 55: making sure our colleges and universities are organized and empowered in the best way to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential,” Haslam said.
Appointed to replace Justice Gary R. Wade, subject to confirmation by the Tennessee General Assembly
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today appointed Roger Amos Page of Madison County to the Tennessee Supreme Court, replacing Justice Gary R. Wade, who retired in September.
Page, 60, has been a judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals since his appointment by Haslam in December 2011, writing more than 330 appellate opinions.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the next step in the Drive to 55: ensuring that colleges and universities are organized, supported and empowered in efforts to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential to 55 percent by 2025.
To enhance student success across higher education the plan includes key strategies to provide more focused support for community and technical colleges, increase autonomy and local control for Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) universities and strengthen the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).
Clarksville, TN – Batson Nolan, PLC announces the addition of Maggie Smith as an Associate with the firm.
Raised in Clarksville, Tennessee and a graduate of Rossview High School, Maggie attended college at Austin Peay State University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2009.
She completed her law degree at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2012.
Clarksville, TN – For nearly a century, Austin Peay State University has been committed to providing higher education to students of all backgrounds, and the results of recent data from the Tennessee Board of Reagents System (TBR) serves as further proof of APSU’s success.
APSU’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology was recently noted for graduating the highest number of computer science majors in the TBR system, with a total of 81 graduates in 2014-15. The total represents a 20-percent improvement over the previous academic year. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University Summer Commencement keynote speaker to be Dean of Students Gregory Singleton
Clarksville, TN – Gregory Singleton, Austin Peay State University associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, will deliver the keynote address at APSU’s 86th Summer Commencement at 2:00pm, Friday, August 7th, in the Dunn Center.
A Tennessee native, Singleton earned an associate degree from Jackson State Community College. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Education and his Master of Science in Student Personnel Services in Counseling from the University of Memphis.
Clarksville, TN – Planters Bank welcomes Wes Sumner to its commercial banking division as assistant vice president.
A native Clarksvillian, Sumner received a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Memphis and an M.B.A. from Mississippi State University. For the past nine years, he worked for Regions Bank in Knoxville, Nashville and Clarksville, where he was a branch manager.
Clarksville, TN – For the second time in just over two years it looks like the search for a new Austin Peay State University athletics director is coming to a close, with the announcement by the University that it was narrowed the search to four candidates.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has narrowed its search for a new athletics director down to four strong candidates, and the University will begin interviewing the candidates in early July. APSU began looking for a new AD in April when Derek van der Merwe was promoted from that position to vice president of Advancement, Communications and Strategic Initiatives.
After an extensive national search, the University is bringing the top candidates to campus next month for interviews. Interested campus and community members, along with the media, are invited to attend an open session with each candidate, from 4:45pm to 5:15pm, in the Club Level of Governors Stadium.
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