Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; July 9, 2012:
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will bring together post-secondary education officials and statewide business leaders on Tuesday to discuss the importance of a comprehensive and coordinated focus on the issues of affordability, the quality of our Tennessee colleges, universities and technology centers, and how to do a better job of matching the skills state institutions are teaching with the needs of employers.
The meeting will feature presentations by three leading post-secondary education policy experts, and the governor will moderate discussions after each presentation.
The presenters are Nicole Smith, research professor and senior economist at the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce; Bill Tucker, deputy director of Policy Development for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and Bill Zumeta, professor with the University of Washington and co-author of Financing Higher Education in the Era of Globalization.