(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS Dr. Joseph E. Johnson, president emeritus of the University of Tennessee, talked about football and other school-related topics when he addressed a luncheon meeting of the Newport Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-10-31 08:38:41)
 
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Dr. Joseph E. Johnson, president emeritus of the University of Tennessee, may have shocked a few listeners at a luncheon meeting of the Newport Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, Oct. 29 when he stated, "Everybody doesn't have to go to college. Most don't."

Dr. Johnson explained his statement by saying there are good-paying jobs for people who don't attend college. He gave as an example, some industries where skilled mechanics can make $75,00-$125,000 a year. He also said "You could be a professional with the Boys and Girls Club," an organization he said he favors.

Dr. Johnson held several positions with the University of Tennessee before becoming president in 1991, he said. He has been president emeritus since 2004.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.


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