Haslam Appoints Gibson To Court of Appeals, Western Section

Thursday, December 26, 2013 | 03:43 pm

Appointee will replace Judge David R. Farmer
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Brandon O. Gibson of Crockett County to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section.  She will replace Judge David R. Farmer upon the expiration of his term on August 31, 2014.
 
Gibson, 38, has been in private practice at the Pentecost & Glenn law firm in Jackson since 2003.  Her practice there has focused on governmental entity defense, employment defense, commercial litigation, civil rights litigation, and transactional services. Her work for the firm has included its satellite office in Crockett County.

Haslam Appoints Kirby To Tennessee Supreme Court

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 06:10 pm

Replacement for Retiring Justice Janice M. Holder 
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Holly M. Kirby of Memphis to the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Kirby will succeed Janice M. Holder, who announced her retirement from the bench on June 28, upon expiration of her term.


Kirby, a lifelong Tennessean, has served as a member of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section, since 1995.  She was the first woman to serve on that court and has authored more than 1,000 opinions on appeals from trial courts across the state.

Haslam Announces Grants For Pellissippi State, TCAT-Knoxville

Friday, December 13, 2013 | 09:47 am

Workforce Development Grants Totaling $1,837,475 Address Training Needs


KNOXVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced grants totaling $1,837,475 to fund equipment needed at Pellissippi State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville.


Pellissippi State will receive $1,386,975, and TCAT-Knoxville will receive $450,000, with the grants funding two programs at each school.

Haslam Announces Veterans Education Task Force

Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 03:41 pm

Group Charged with Improving College Success for Returning Troops


NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the formation of a task force to evaluate how to best serve Tennessee’s veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school. 


The task force is charged with the following:


• To identify common educational hurdles for transitioning veterans;
• To research best practices to serve student veterans;
• And to make recommendations on improving opportunities for veterans to earn a certificate or degree beyond high school.

Tennessee Students The Fastest Improving In The Nation

Thursday, November 07, 2013 | 11:26 am

Haslam announces 2013 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress



MOUNT JULIET – Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Tennessee had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) of any state, making Tennessee the fastest improving state in the nation. 


The NAEP results also show that Tennessee had the largest growth of any state in a single testing cycle since NAEP started nationwide assessments a decade ago.

Haslam Announces Grant For Walters State Community College

Monday, November 04, 2013 | 05:20 pm

Workforce Development Equipment Grant Addresses Training Needs


MORRISTOWN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant of $337,297 for Walters State Community College to fund needed equipment for an industrial skills and training program and an advanced welding program.


The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Gov. Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

Haslam Announces School Leadership Academy Program

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 05:22 pm

Initiative to prepare participants with skills to lead schools


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a new preparation program to build a pipeline of highly-trained principals for schools across the state.


The state will work with Vanderbilt University and local districts to nominate, select and train up to 30 participants a year in the school leadership program.

Haslam Announces Grant For Northeast State Community College

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 02:44 pm

Total award of $843,000 for community college’s advanced technology programs


BLOUNTVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant award of $843,000 for Northeast State Community College to fund needed equipment for advanced technology programs at the school.


The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

Haslam Announces Workforce Development Grant In Whiteville

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 03:50 pm

Grant of $126,549 for equipment at Tennessee College of Applied Technology


WHITEVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a workforce development grant of $126,549 for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville to enhance the machine tool program at the school’s extension campus in Brownsville.


The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

Haslam Establishes Commisson For Judicial Appointments

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 04:01 pm

Executive Order establishes commission to fill vacancies in Tennessee trial and appellate courts
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has issued Executive Order No. 34 establishing the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments, a necessary step to sustain the judicial branch of government and its operations.
 
The new 17-member commission will send a panel of three nominees to the governor to make an appointment when a vacancy occurs or is impending.