MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee’s annual fall semester address to the faculty was the focus of the Sept. 8 “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
WMOT aired McPhee’s “State of the University” address live in its entirety on Friday, Aug. 22, from MTSU’s Tucker Theatre.
The speech covers the accomplishments of the 2013-2014 academic year and the challenges that lie ahead as a change in the state’s funding formula for publicly funded institutions of higher learning necessitates an intensified approach to retention and graduation.
“The bottom line is our survival, now and in the future, will not be saying that we’re the largest undergraduate university in the state of Tennessee,” McPhee said.
“It is going to be the number of students that this university produces for the workforce in this region and the state and whether or not those students receive job offers.”
You can watch the complete speech on video below. A transcript is available here.
To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.