As the University of Tennessee trustees get closer to hiring yet another president, former Business School Dean Dr. Warren Neel has a new book coming out. It is expected to be a detailed analysis of the flaws in the current higher education system, including the UT system. It is an insider's view of the state of higher education in Tennessee.
As a former UT dean and a former finance and administration commissioner for the state, Neel has had a front row seat to education politics over the past decades.
He is expected to outline problems with the politicization of higher education and the inefficiencies that have resulted, when decisions were based on politics rather than sound educational policy.