• The new Flex-MBA
    offers 12-month and online options
  • MTSU's Beta Gamma Sigma
    chapter earned Exemplary Chapter status
  • New Image Gallery
    The TVA Investment Challenge team performs in national competition
  • The Business and Aerospace building houses state-of-of-the-art facilities
  • New Image Gallery
    Students discuss the Center for Public Trust with an NASBA representative
  • New Image Gallery
    The annual MTSU
    Business Plan Competition helps students realize their ideas
  • The Association of IT Professionals team placed in national competition
  • New Image Gallery
    One-on-one assistance is part of learning at MTSU
  • The MS in Finance offers hands-on experience and quantitative knowledge

The Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise

The Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise was established for the purpose of promoting and developing an increased understanding of free enterprise to make students and area residents more knowledgeable about the economic forces which shape their lives and the well being of this country. The Chair also emphasizes the appropriate relationship between government and business in a free society and has an impact not only upon the students at MTSU but also upon the regional community.

The Chair of Free Enterprise seeks to provide opportunities for the campus and middle Tennessee communities to dialog with individuals of national and international reputation. We invite a wide spectrum of persons whose accomplishments are well known and whose presence with us will enrich our academic and cultural experiences.

The Jones Chair is funded by a $1,250,000 endowment from private and public sources. Donors to the Chair include H. Lynn Greer, Jr.; Bob Parks; and the families of the late Reese L. Smith, Jr., and B. Frank Womack. Jennings A. Jones is the Chair's major benefactor.

Ambassador Joe M. Rodgers was the inaugural chairholder of the Jennings A. Jones Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise.

Mr. Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr., was named the second chairholder on August 1, 2002. Aubrey is managing partner of the Nashville law firm of Neal and Harwell and has an exemplary record as civic activist and fundraiser.