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Tennessee higher ed must become “leaner and meaner”

September 10, 2001

The first in a series of statewide meetings on the future of Tennessee higher education was held Tuesday, Sept. 4, before a nearly full house in the concert theatre of Austin Peay's music/mass communication building. The effort, “Defining the Future of Higher Education in Tennessee,” was initiated by legislative mandate that all public higher education institutions must come up with solutions that enable them to operate more efficiently because of the seeming inevitability that higher education will receive no increase in state funding in the foreseeable future.