The number of students hitting the books at Lipscomb University now tops 4,000 for the first time thanks to the introduction of a number of programs, including the College of Pharmacy and four new master's, as well as influx of future teachers. All in all, the growth between Belmont Boulevard and Granny White has been pretty darn impressive in recent years.
2005 was a milestone for Lipscomb when the university’s board of trustees approved a five-year investment initiative that pumped an average of $1 million a month into the campus and academic programs for almost five years. The plan resulted in a renovated campus landscape, 38 new programs of study, 79 new full-time faculty hired and an increase in graduate enrollment from 221 in 2005 to 1,316 so far this fall.
Rush Hicks, a longtime sole practitioner on the Music Row scene, has been named chairman of the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont. Hicks has been an assistant professor at the college since 2005.
The Curb College also announced a number of other personnel moves, including three new professors. MusicRow has the details.
Officials at Nashville State Community College say they're on track to welcome the first students to their Clarksville campus by early 2013. A State Building Commission subcommittee this week approved plans for the school to buy an 18-acre former Saturn car dealership.
Vital Source, a unit of Ingram Content Group, has signed a contract to power the back end of the new digital options launched by Silicon Valley-based textbook rental company Chegg. Ingram Content boss Skip Prichard says the deal builds on the company's acquisition two months ago of VPG Integrated Media.
SEE ALSO: HuffPo's take on the news from Chegg's point of view
Lebanon's Cumberland University has hooked up with Capital Education to boost the offerings and operations of its online degree programs. Among the areas of focus are the university's nursing and education program.
Kentucky's attorney general has sued the owner of the Daymar Institute colleges of failing to meet accreditation standards and fleecing students buying textbooks on its campuses. Jack Conway said Wednesday up to 5,000 students may have been affected. Daymar offers nearly 20 programs — many of them for health care workers — at its three Middle Tennessee campuses.
Joe White has the details of state officials' decision Monday to cut a $6.25 million check to help Columbia State Community College relocate its campus from near Franklin High School to a Liberty Pike spot near Carothers Parkway. School President Janet Smith plans to add a number of health care programs to her curriculum in the coming years.
SEE ALSO: Columbia State gets $6.5M for new Franklin campus from last month
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