published Friday, February 25th, 2011

Haslam named chairman of UT system board

Gov. Bill Haslam was named today to serve as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Tennessee system.

"I look forward to being as much as possible active," he told the board, which is meeting at UTC. "I tip my hat to the UT System. They've made incredible adjustments in a very difficult time."

Haslam told reporters that he doesn't see higher education going through significant additional budget cuts.

"It going to be a very difficult budget, but not completely bloody, if you will," he said.

He also discussed his idea to offer the HOPE scholarship for summer classes. Currently, HOPE is only available for classes in fall and spring semesters.

For complete details read tomorrow's Times Free Press.

about Perla Trevizo...

Perla Trevizo joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2007 and covers immigration/diversity issues and higher education. She holds a master’s degree in newswire journalism from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Texas. In 2011 she participated in the Bringing Home the World international reporting fellowship program sponsored by the International Center for Journalists, producing a series on Guatemalan immigrants for which she ...

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