Tennessee Halts Chancellor Search

To save cash, the Board of Regents asks the retiring chancellor to stay.

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University hiring freezes are the norm nowadays, but the Tennessee Board of Regents—which controls Tennessee's six state universities, 13 community colleges, and 26 technology centers—is taking it to the next level, suspending its search for a new chancellor.

The board cited the economy and a potential restructuring of the state's entire higher education system, and it has asked the current chancellor, who had planned to retire, to stay on for the time being.