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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – King University has joined the East Tennessee Economic Council
(ETEC). ETEC is an organization comprised of private businesses, government entities
and other local economic development groups that utilize federal funding in science
and security to promote development and explore growth opportunities within the East
“King University has been consistently expanding its program offerings in the areas
of science and security as a response to needs seen on the national level,” says Dr.
Jon Harr, associate dean of academic affairs for administration at King University
and dean of the institution’s Hardin Valley Knoxville campus. “As a member of the
East Tennessee Economic Council, we look forward to working with our regional partners
to advance the opportunities for growth in the fields of science and security here
in East Tennessee.”
ETEC’s weekly meetings bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, educators, students
and government officials to engage in conversations, as well as share knowledge and
best practices, particularly in the areas of energy technology and security solutions.
ETEC has nearly 200 members.
We are pleased to be a member of the East Tennessee Economic Council,” says Dr. Matthew
Roberts, dean of academic affairs for King University. “It provides an opportunity
to envision with regional business leaders the academic offerings needed to help drive
East Tennessee's economy and workforce to an even stronger level.
“ETEC has been instrumental in the strong economic growth in this region,” says Dr.
Greg Jordan, president of King University. “It has successfully facilitated effective
collaborations between diverse organizations, with the greater goal of meeting community
needs. King University looks forward to playing a key role in some of these partnerships
as our presence in the region continues to expand.”
King University is headquartered in Bristol, Tenn., and has established 14 campuses
and locations across Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including three in the Knoxville
area. King University also offers degree programs online. For more information about
King’s Hardin Valley campus, call 1-800-362-0014 or visit www.king.edu.
King University is a Presbyterian, master's-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King
College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees
and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences,
pharmacy, digital media, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered
in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus
learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University
is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For
more information about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact
the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road,
Richlands, VA 24641.