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.