President's Newsletter

August 23,  2013 [pdf]

  • President's Greeting
  • Student Success Initiative
  • Enhancements to www.mtsu.edu
  • Academic Announcements
  • Enrollment Management Update
  • True Blue Respect
  • Student Life
  • Construction Update
  • One-Stop Student Service
  • MT Athletics
  • Fundraising and Development Update
  • Budget and Salary Overview
  • Tobacco Free Reminders

January 17, 2013 [pdf]

  • President's Greeting
  • Budget Overview
  • Student Life
  • Academic Affairs
  • Tobacco Free
  • Security Guards
  • Pride Points
  • Athletics
  • Technology Survey
  • International Affairs
  • Development Update
  • MTSU Magazine
  • Tuition Discount
  • Inclement Weather
  • Closing

August 24, 2012 [pdf]

  • President's Greeting
  • Centennial Recap
  • Student Success
  • Fundraising Campaign
  • New Deans and Chairs
  • New Student Union Building
  • Budget
  • Campus Construction
  • Athletics
  • International Affairs
  • True Blue
  • Academic Affairs
  • Technology Update

January 12, 2012 [pdf]

  • President's Greeting
  • Enrollment Forecast
  • Budget and Salary Overview
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Campus Technology
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Task Force on Nonviolence
  • Tobacco-Free
  • Capital Projects
  • Science Building
  • Athletics
  • Winter Weather Alerts

August 29, 2011 [pdf]

  • President's Greeting
  • Centennial Celebration
  • Budget and Salary Overview
  • Student Life
  • Capital Projects
  • Science Building
  • Athletics
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Campus Technology
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Task Force on Nonviolence
  • Admissions Forecast
  • Reaccredidation
  • Changes to Advising
  • Tobacco-Free

January 13, 2011 [pdf]

  • Welcome back for the New Year!
  • MTSU set to celebrate Centennial in 2011
  • 1% to 3% budget cuts likely this year
  • Work continues on key building efforts
  • No word yet on state salary raise, bonus
  • Admission forecasts another record in enrollment
  • Ongoing campus construction
  • Federal support 'significant' to campus
  • Fund raising steady despite slow economy
  • Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010
  • Raiders win in sports, academics
  • New college unites 'service' disciplines
  • Safety matters
  • Employee charitable campaign sets record
  • Centennial: Scholarships to be established
  • News of Note

August 30, 2010 [pdf]

  • Fall 2010 Enrollment
  • University Convocation
  • Budget Update
  • Tuition Increase
  • Capital Projects/Facilities Update
  • Blue Raider Athletics
  • External Funding and Private Fundraising
  • Challenges for the Coming Year

August 31, 2009 [pdf]

  • Fall 2009 Enrollment
  • University Convocation
  • Recent National Rankings
  • Budget Update
  • Voluntary Buy-Out Program
  • Tuition Increase
  • Capital Projects/Facilities Update
  • Blue Raider Athletics
  • External Funding and Private Fundraising
  • MTSU Virtual Tour/Web Site Redesign
  • New Pharmacy
  • MTSU on Twitter
  • Challenges for the Coming Year
  • Education Reform
  • H1N1 Virus

August 25, 2008 [pdf]

  • Fall 2008 Enrollment
  • University Convocation
  • Budget Update
  • Tuition Increase
  • Capital Maintenance Funding
  • Salary Increases
  • Bonus
  • Master Plan/Facilities Update
  • Academic Facilities
  • New Roles / New Faces
  • Blue Raider Athletics
  • Office of Community Engagement and Support
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Clean Campus Crew
  • Alert4u
  • External Funding and Private Fundraising
  • Challenges for the Coming Year


January 14, 2008 [pdf]

  • Spring 2008 Enrollment
  • Employee Charitable Giving Campaign
  • Annual Local Tennessee Legislative Delegation Meeting
  • Budget Update
  • Salary Increases
  • New Innovative Academic Programs
  • Academic Master Plan
  • School of Music Name Change
  • Text Message Implementation
  • Blue Raider Athletics
  • Academic Facilities


August 27, 2007 [pdf]

  • Fall 2007 Enrollment
  • University Convocation
  • Budget Update
  • Salary Increases
  • Additional Salary Increase
  • Bonus
  • Physical Plant Improvements & Land Acquisitions
  • Blue Raider Athletics
  • I'm One Campaign
  • SACS Reaffirmation
  • Ingram Building Dedication
  • External Funding and Private Fundraising
  • MTSU Faculty-Staff Health and Wellness Program
  • Challenges for the Upcoming Year

January 16, 2007 [pdf]

  • Spring 2007 Enrollment
  • Enhancing the University's Academic Image
  • Employee Charitable Giving Campaign
  • Dedication of Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building Addition
  • MTSU Receives SACS Reaccreditation
  • MTSU Develops new Academic Innovative Programs
  • Focus on International Education
  • Office of Transfer Student Services
  • Blue Raider Athletics Update
  • Instructional Technology
  • Course Management Software
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation
  • Physical Plant Improvements and Land Acquisition
  • Emergency Preparedness Project
  • Class Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather

August 28, 2006 [pdf]

  • Fall 2006 Enrollment
  • University Convocation
  • Budget Update
  • Salary Increases
  • Additional Salary Increase
  • Bonus
  • Physical Plant Improvements and Land Acquisitions
  • Learning, Teaching, and Innovative Technologies Center
  • Computer Replacement Plan
  • Alumni / Development
  • Extramural Funding
  • MTSU Faculty-Staff Health and Wellness Program
  • Blue Raider Athletics

  January 17, 2006 [pdf]

  • Spring 2006 Enrollment
  • Employee Charitable Giving Campaign
  • National Recognition: 2005 CASE Tennessee Professor of the Year Dr. Jette Halladay
  • Area Legislative Meeting
  • SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation On Site Visit
  • Academic Programs Update
  • Appropriations and Private Support
  • University Personnel Update
  • Homer Pittard Campus School
  • Facilities Update
  • Plans for Class Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather

January 18, 2005 [pdf ]

  • Employee Charitable Giving Campaign
  • Spring 2005 Enrollment
  • Area Legislative Meeting
  • Facilities Update
  • MTSU / TBR Embarking on Major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project
  • Spirit of Geier Award
  • New Academic Programs
  • Federal Appropriations Requests
  • Interim Director of Athletics Appointed
  • Plans for Class Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather

August 29, 2005 [pdf ]

  • Fall 2005 Enrollment
  • University Convocation
  • Budget Update
  • Salary Increases
  • Additional Salary Increase
  • New Administrative Appointments
  • New Institutional Peer Group
  • Federal Appropriations
  • MTSU and Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Rank #1
  • Murfreesboro City Council Makes a $5.5 Million Investment in MTSU
  • Physical Plant Improvements and Land Acquisitions
  • Athletics
  • New Initiatives for 2005-06 Academic Year
  • Other Major Capital Construction Projects
  • President's Goals for 2005-2006

January 12, 2004 [pdf ]

  • Tennessee Board of Regents December 2003 Meeting
  • Spring 2004 Enrollment Projections
  • New Admissions Standards
  • Budget Update
  • Tennessee Lottery
  • MTSU Lottery Task Force Report [ doc | pdf ]
  • Special Faculty Highlights
  • Academic Programs
  • Plans for Class Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather

August 30, 2004 [pdf ]

  • Fall 2004 Enrollment
  • Budget Update
  • Salary Increases
  • The President's Biennial Report
  • New Administrative Appointments
  • Tennessee Board of Regents - Faculty Regent
  • President's Goals for 2004-2005
  • University Convocation

August 18, 2003 [pdf]

  • Fall 2003 Enrollment
  • Budget Update
  • Tennessee Lottery
  • Update on Construction and Facilities
  • TBR and THEC Policy Mandates
  • Sexual Harassment Education Initiative
  • University Convocation

April, 2003 [pdf]

  • Spring 2003 Commencement Speaker
  • Budget Update
  • Reduction in Force Plan
  • Troy State University
  • Recently Approved New Academic Programs
  • New Administrative Staff

February 3, 2003 [pdf]

Statement on state budget crisis PDF

January 6, 2003 [pdf]

  • Spring 2003 Enrollment
  • New Administrative Appointments
  • New Ph.D. Programs
  • Troy State University/Motlow State Community College satellite campus plans
  • TBR December 2002 Quarterly Meeting
  • Construction Projects Updates
  • Committee on Institutional Efficiency
  • Update on Funding Priorities

August 19, 2002 [pdf]

  • University Convocation
  • 2002-3003 State Appropriation
  • Revised Academic Master Plan
  • Other Ad Hoc Committee Reports
  • All Steinway School of Music
  • Gift from Federal Express
  • Strengthening Campus Relationship with the Community
  • New Vice President for Development and University Relations
  • Funding Priorities

May 6, 2002 [pdf]

  • Honors College Update
  • Research and Creative Activity
  • MTSU Graduate Council
  • Fall 2002 Enrollment
  • New Classroom Furniture
  • Belle Aire and St. Marks Renovations
  • Tennessee Board of Regents' (TBR) "Defining Our Future" Report
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) Action Plan
  • Doctorate of Arts (DA) Conversion
  • University-wide Committees
  • University Faculty Athletic Representative

January 16, 2002   [pdf]

  • 2002 Legislative Session
  • Spring Enrollment
  • Martin Honors College Match Met
  • TBR Defining Our Future Report
  • University-wide Committees
  • Inauguration