President Shirley Raines Speaks at White House Forum
University of Memphis President Dr. Shirley Raines spoke at the White House on October
1, 2012 discussing innovative and entrepreneurial ideas that she has implemented during
her U of M presidency. She was a panelist with presidents from the California Institute
of Technology (Caltech) and the University of Flordia and the former president of
the University of Massachusetts. The discussion was moderated by John Holdren, the
White House science and technology adviser.
U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen, former Gen. Stan McChrystal, Shelby County Mayor Mark
2nd Annual Memphis Research and Innovation Expo
In September 2012, "the Expo featured 28 booths showcasing the great research and
innovation that is being done at the University of Memphis and at local research-oriented
companies." Former four-star general Stan McChrystal spoke to attendees about "Leadership
and management strategy, concentrating on openness, teamwork and forward-thinking."
Gov. Bill Haslam & President Shirley Raines U of M Lambuth Campus: Post Secondary
In July 2012, Gov Bill Haslam convened area business leaders, educators and elected
officials and led a discussion on post-secondary education and workforce development