Discussions with Valparaiso

Discussions with Valparaiso

June 22 2018

To the University Community,

I wish to inform you of an exciting opportunity that we are currently exploring.

Middle Tennessee State University and Valparaiso University have entered into a non-binding letter of intent to transfer Valparaiso’s American Bar Association-accredited law school to our Murfreesboro campus....

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MTSU Board of Trustees Actions on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 RE Salary increases

MTSU Board of Trustees Actions on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 RE Salary increases

June 14 2018

Dear Campus Community:

I am pleased to inform you that on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees held its quarterly meeting in the Miller Education Center.  At that meeting, the Board took formal action on my recommendation to approve a 1.5% across-the-board (ATB) salary increase or $500, w...

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Update on Forrest Hall

Update on Forrest Hall

June 6 2018

Earlier this spring, the Tennessee Historical Commission denied our petition to rename Forrest Hall.  During a conference call with the Tennessee Attorney General, he explained that a conflict of interest could exist if that office represented two state entities on opposing sides of a lawsuit.  Therefore, if we were to appeal, we would be...

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Response to Messages of Hate

Response to Messages of Hate

February 14 2018

To the University community,



We are aware, and are closely monitoring, the posting of unauthorized materials on our campus by Vanguard America, a white supremacist group. Some of these posts have been done specifically to deface materials related to our campus celebration of Black History Month; others have been anti-Semi...

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Capital Projects Update

Capital Projects Update

January 22 2018


Here is a brief update on recent, current, and possible future construction projects on our campus.

Proposed New Buildings

MTSU has two new capital outlay projects proposed for funding in 2018...

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QEP Update

QEP Update

January 20 2018


MT Engage, the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan for 2016–21, has reached several milestones midway through its second year.
  • Our first annual MT Engage Sophomore Scholarship competition begins this semester,...

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Budget and Salary Update

Budget and Salary Update

January 18 2018


For the Fall 2017 semester, I was encouraged to see we had a 3.87 percent increase in new freshmen, 4.99 percent rise in new transfers, 7.82 percent growth in new graduate students, and an uptick of 4.54 percent in new students overall...

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Student Life Update

Student Life Update

January 17 2018
The formula for student success involves more than just ensuring students make it to class, fulfill course obligations, and get consistent and proper academic advising on their journey toward a degree. After all, college life is more than just bo...

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Preparations for Saturday's downtown protest rallies

Preparations for Saturday's downtown protest rallies

October 23 2017
Update Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

To the University community,

We have received word from the City of Murfreesboro that the organizers of the protest planned for the downtown square this afternoon decided to cancel. As of 4:15 p.m., the remaining protesters and cou...

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Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

August 25 2017




You work for a university that is growing in prominence and impact. Witness the recent study by MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center (BERC), a center housed in MTSU’s Jones College of Business, on MTSU...

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The President's Annual Report

The President's Annual Report, 2016-17

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