TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 2, 2015

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission unanimously elected Murfreesboro lawyer and commission member Evan Cope as its new chair last week. Cope will replace outgoing chair Randy Boyd, who was recently tapped by Gov. Bill Haslam to become commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development. Cope will lead the 15-member group, which coordinates the state’s higher education governing bodies. Cope has strong ties to the state education system, the Tennessean reports. His grandfather served as Tennessee’s education commissioner in the 1950s and later as Middle Tennessee State University’s president in the 1950s and 1960s.