Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; December 2, 2014:
Focus on college opportunities and completion
On Thursday, December 4th, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will join President Obama and the First Lady at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The Summit will bring together colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofits and others who are committed to supporting more college opportunities for students across the country.
This year’s summit will focus on building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher education partnerships to encourage college attendance, and supporting colleges to work together to dramatically improve persistence and increase college completion, especially for first generation, low-income, and under-represented students.