Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will lead a conversation with Tennessee college and university leaders Tuesday about the future of postsecondary education and workforce development.
Haslam will join higher education leaders Tuesday morning at the spring 2012 Tennessee College Completion Academy at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. The academy is part of an initiative announced last summer by Haslam for college and university presidents and their senior management teams to join forces in developing strategic plans for increasing student graduation and retention rates throughout the Volunteer State.
“Increasing the number of college-educated Tennesseans is vital to the state attracting the high quality jobs of the 21st Century,” Haslam said. “We must find ways to ensure the students in our colleges and universities earn degrees and credentials of value, and by focusing on the students and identifying the best practices to help them succeed, we can grow a more educated workforce.”