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Stanton to stay on as ETSU president

Tuesday, October 21, 2008Courtesy of the Tennessee Board of Regents

NASHVILLE—Chancellor Charles Manning announced today that East Tennessee State University President Paul Stanton has withdrawn his retirement and will stay on as president at ETSU.

According to Manning, “Given the difficult financial circumstances the state faces, and the impact on ETSU, Dr. Stanton came to believe, at the urging of many, that the university needs stable continuity of leadership rather than a new president at this time. Governor Bredesen, chair of the TBR, Bob Thomas, vice chair, and I all agree, and we are very pleased at Dr. Stanton’s decision. We want to issue our sincere thanks to all the presidential search committee members who have worked so hard in this process. Their service and commitment to ETSU are outstanding.”

The Tennessee Board of Regents is the nation’s sixth largest higher education system, governing 45 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 26 technology centers, providing programs in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties to over 180,000 students.


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