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Tech Tomorrow Strategic Plan

This collaborative plan that took shape in 2019 will provide the framework to further distinguish Tennessee Tech in the 21st century by focusing on our ability to adapt to rapid technological change, as well as by engaging the campus community in our shared priorities.

Tech Tomorrow Projects and Updates



Whether your idea is something you are already doing in support of Tech Tomorrow or is something you think would be a great way to move the university forward, this is where you can share it with us.




Working Group Chairs Leading Campus Toward Tech Tomorrow

Ed Lisic Portrait

Ed Lisic

Professor of Chemistry

Education for Life

Tennessee Tech provides education that unleashes the potential and passion within our students and prepares them for successful careers and culturally enriched lives.

Group Members

Jason Beach Portrait

Jason Beach

Associate Professor of C&I

Innovation in All We Do

Tennessee Tech innovates in all we do, embracing and deploying our technological foundation in our education, research, service, and stewardship.

Group Members

Ann Davis Portrait

Ann Davis

Associate Professor of Accounting

Exceptional Stewardship

Tennessee Tech is committed to optimizing resources and continuously improving effectiveness, efficiency, and return on investment for students.

Group Members

Bedelia Russell Portrait

Bedelia  Russell

Associate Professor of Nursing Instruction

Engagement for Impact

Tennessee Tech fosters partnerships with government, business, and non-profit organizations to serve the public good, and generate cultural impact.

Group Members

These leaders invite you to share your input or submit your questions.


Tennessee’s technological university creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service


Tennessee Tech will achieve national prominence and impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving.

Resources for Discussion



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Harnessing science, technology and innovation to transform rural living.

Developing and supporting the success of rural areas throughout Tennessee in a way that can be replicated to help rural areas throughout the country and the world. Engaging every academic discipline in this effort, bringing expertise and collaboration to examine rural challenges in these areas. Faculty, students, staff and administrators are working on this Grand Challenge that will leverage the unique assets of Tennessee Tech.

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President's Message

I believe it’s time for Tennessee Tech University to stake claim to the value and vision faculty, staff, students and alumni know from experience: Tech is Tennessee’s best university for a real education for real people who seek real careers. We have the best educational return on investment in Tennessee. This is based on our affordable tuition, coupled with successful career placement for our graduates. As we shout that message with confidence, we must focus on anticipating and preparing for change. In his book “The Industries of the Future,” Alec Ross clearly points out in lay terms the changes we are about to experience due to technological achievements in genomics, robotics, codification of money and markets, cybersecurity, big data, and autonomous transportation. We stand in an ideal position to educate our students on the social, economic and historical impact of these technologies. This sets Tennessee Tech apart from most other universities. We must plan to take advantage of our position. That’s why this Strategic Planning Process is so important. It’s designed to capture the energy, information and innovation from our campus community and to share clear strategic direction across campus. I ask you to take part in the journey and forever be a part of taking Tennessee Tech to a stronger, higher place. We are Tennessee Tech!