Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

Haslam Announces Richard Rhoda To Retire

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 | 02:11 pm

Executive director of THEC and TSAC will serve through the end of the year
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Richard G. Rhoda, the executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), will retire at the end of the year.
THEC oversees development of the state’s master plan for higher education, makes recommendations for capital appropriations in the governor’s budget, recommends tuition levels, approves new academic programs, and evaluates the state’s education lottery scholarship program.  THEC coordinates functions of the Tennessee’s public higher education systems, which consists of nine universities, 13 community colleges and 26 technology centers.

TSAC Hires New Senior Associate Executive Director

Monday, August 11, 2008 | 08:20 am

NASHVILLE - When TSAC began searching for candidates to occupy the newly-named position of Senior Associate Executive Director, the goal was to find a person who had experience in multiple key areas.   The new position was created to encompass the job responsibilities of a Staff Attorney as well as to oversee the day-to-day functions in the Business Affairs Department.  

Tennessee Rural Health Act of 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008 | 02:23 pm

NASHVILLE - A five-year pilot program has been established for the 2008-09 academic year that will provide financial assistance to students pursuing a degree in health care or dentistry. The goal of the program is to encourage health care providers and dentists to practice in Tennessee health resource shortage areas after becoming licensed. The amount of the award will be $12,000 or the cost of tuition, mandatory fees, books, and equipment, whichever is less. 

The Helping Heroes Act of 2008 Approved

Thursday, July 10, 2008 | 11:49 am

NASHVILLE - A new grant has been approved for the 2008-09 academic year that will assist Tennessee veterans in completing their college education.  The grant, known as the Helping Heroes Grant, will be available each year to as many as 375 eligible veterans on a first come, first-served basis and will award $1,000 to students completing at least 12 semester hours each term. Additionally, students who successfully complete between six (6) and eleven (11) hours can receive $500 per semester.