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Committee Chairs Meeting and Ad Hoc Committee on Committees
Location:   TBR System Office - Nashville
Start:   11:30 AM
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 The Committee Chairs meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. CDT with a working lunch. The agenda includes:

Personnel and compensation issues

Finance and business issues

Academic policy revisions

Preview of new TBR.edu website

Update on directors searches at Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

Review draft of September Board meeting agenda

 

The Ad Hoc Committee on Committees will meet immediately after the Committee Chairs. Agenda items include the review and approval of a charter for the External Affairs Committee and discussion of the ad hoc committee’s next steps.

 

Both meetings are open to the public and the press. Those wishing to attend should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before 4:30 p.m. CDT Sept. 11 so building security clearance can be arranged. Anyone with a disability who wishes to participate should use the same contact to request services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise and should be received no later than noon Sept. 11.


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TBR Quarterly Board Meeting
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TBR Quarterly Board Meeting
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Press Releases

9/5/2014

TBR Schedules Two Committee Meetings for Sept. 12

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee Chairs and the Ad Hoc Committee on Committees are scheduled to meet at the TBR office in Nashville on Friday, Sept. 12.
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6/20/2014

TBR Votes to Increase Student Fees

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved a recommendation to increase tuition and fees at its institutions this year. Among other actions, the Board approved the Finance and Business Operations Committee’s recommendation to increase hourly maintenance fees 5.8 percent at the 13 community colleges across the state, 8.5 percent at the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, and ranging from 0 to 6.9 percent at the six TBR universities. 
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6/19/2014

TBR Finance Committee Recommends Tuition Rates; Board to Vote on Increases Tomorrow

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations today recommended an increase in tuition and fees at all but one of its institutions this year.Committee members noted that had the state been in a position to fund the outcomes in the new funding formula, the recommended TBR rate increases would be roughly half of what they approved.
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6/11/2014

TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session June 19-20; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Tennessee State University in Nashville on Thursday and Friday, June 19-20. Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. CDT June 19 in the Performing Arts Center in the Cox Theater. Committees will meet in this order: Committee on Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology; Business, Community and Public Affairs; Personnel and Compensation; Academic Policies and Programs and Student Life; and Finance and Business Operations. 
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6/10/2014

TBR Chancellor Helps Launch Multi-State Coalition of Higher Ed Leaders in Support of Common Core

TBR Chancellor John Morgan was among more than 200 college and university leaders from 33 states — including nearly two dozen postsecondary systems with a combined enrollment of more than three million students — on June 10 announced the launch of a new coalition that will serve as a vehicle for mobilizing higher ed leaders supporting Common Core State Standards.
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6/5/2014

Chancellor Among Higher Ed Leaders in NY, MD, TN Joining in Support of Common Core

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan published an op-ed in the Huffington Post in support of the Common Core Education Standards.
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6/2/2014

TBR Approves Alisa White as APSU President

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved Alisa White as the next president for Austin Peay State University.
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5/27/2014

TBR Chancellor Recommends Alisa White as APSU's Next President; Board to Meet Monday for Approval

Alisa White is expected to be named the next president to lead Austin Peay State University pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Monday, June 2.
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5/27/2014

TBR Schedules Three Committee Meetings for June 3

Tennessee Board of Regents Audit Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on Committees and Committee Chairs meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, June 3.
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5/7/2014

Tristan Denley Named Interim APSU President as National Search Nears End

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has named Tristan Denley, TBR vice chancellor of Academic Affairs and former provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Austin Peay State University, to serve as interim president of APSU effective May 10.
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5/1/2014

TBR Approves David Rudd as U of M President, Kelli Kea-Carroll as TCAT-Hohenwald Director

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved M. David Rudd as the next president for the University of Memphis and Kelli Kea-Carroll as the director of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Hohenwald during its telephonic meeting on May 1.
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5/1/2014

TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet May 8

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 8.
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4/25/2014

Kea-Carroll recommended as next TCAT-Hohenwald Director; Board to vote Thursday

Kelli Kea-Carroll is expected to be named the next director of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Hohenwald, Tenn., pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Thursday, May 1.
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4/25/2014

TBR Chancellor Recommends David Rudd as UofM’s Next President; Board to Meet Thursday

TBR Chancellor Recommends David Rudd as UofM’s Next President Board to Meet Thursday NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 25, 2014) – M. David Rudd is expected to be named the next president to lead the University of Memphis pending approval by the
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4/18/2014

Four Finalists Selected in Search for APSU President

The search advisory committee for a new president of Austin Peay State University has met and narrowed the candidate pool to four finalists.
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4/10/2014

TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet April 17

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 17.
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3/25/2014

Governor Haslam to Discuss College Completion Strategies with Higher Ed, Business Leaders at Summit

Governor Bill Haslam will provide the keynote speech and participate in a town hall conversation about strategies to improve college completion with higher education leaders from the state’s public universities and community colleges this Thursday, March 27.
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3/21/2014

TBR Holds Quarterly Meeting March 28 in Nashville

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at noon on Friday, March 28, following a panel discussion by student government leaders on student retention and college completion beginning at 10 a.m. in the Genesco Building Training Center in Nashville.
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3/13/2014

TBR Chancellor John Morgan's Statement Regarding House Vote on Common Core

In response to today’s vote in the House of Representatives to approve a two-year delay in the Common Core State Standards and related Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, 
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3/10/2014

Governor proclaims Graduate Education Week March 31 – April 4

Graduate education attracts more than 45,000 students to Tennessee’s universities each year from around the world. More than 14,500 graduate student degrees are awarded each year, contributing to the state’s economic growth and stability.
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3/7/2014

Four Finalists Selected in Search for University of Memphis President

The search advisory committee for a new president of the University of Memphis narrowed the candidate pool to four finalists. Each will visit the U of M campus between March 16-25 to meet with a variety of university constituent groups, including faculty and staff, students, alumni and the community.
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3/4/2014

TBR Schedules Four Committee Meetings for March 11

Tennessee Board of Regents Audit Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on Committees, Finance and Business Operations Committee, and Committee Chairs meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, March 11.
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3/3/2014

TBR System Office Closed Monday, March 3, 2014

Governor Haslam has announced the following: Due to continuing hazardous weather conditions across Tennessee, state offices will be closed statewide the remainder of the day. Mission critical state employees will report to work as usual.
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2/27/2014

TBR Schedules Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance Meeting March 6

The Tennessee Board of Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance will hold its next meeting via telephone at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6. 
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2/24/2014

TBR Chancellor John Morgan Joins Complete College America Board

Complete College America today announced that John Morgan, Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, has been appointed to the organization’s board of directors. The board is chaired by former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer.
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2/7/2014

APSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named, Meeting Scheduled

The Search Advisory Committee members for a new president of Austin Peay State University have been selected and will meet for the first time on Feb. 17 following a public forum on the APSU campus about the search process.
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2/6/2014

TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Feb. 13

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 13.
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1/16/2014

TBR Chancellor John Morgan Participates in White House Summit on Expanding College

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan is at the White House today taking part in a summit of higher education leaders focused on expanding college opportunity. 
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1/16/2014

TBR Meets Jan. 24 to Consider Search Criteria for APSU President

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a called meeting Friday, Jan. 24, to consider the position criteria for the next president of Austin Peay State University.
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12/23/2013

Tennessee Receiving Grant to Boost College Degree Completions

Tennessee was named one of only three states selected to receive a grant valued at $1 million to increase on-time college completion rates.
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12/5/2013

TBR Approves William Seymour as Cleveland State President, Other Actions During December Quarterly Board Meeting

The Tennessee Board of Regents today unanimously approved William Seymour as the next president of Cleveland State Community College. The Board took the action during its regular quarterly board meeting in Nashville.  Among other actions, the Board:
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11/27/2013

TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Dec. 5 in Nashville

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the TBR Offices in Nashville. The meeting will begin at noon CST in the Genesco Building Training Center.
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11/25/2013

TBR Chancellor to Recommend William Seymour as Cleveland State President; Board to Meet Dec. 5

William Seymour will be recommended as the next president to lead Cleveland State Community College pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Dec. 5.
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11/15/2013

UofM Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; First Meeting, Open Forum Scheduled Dec. 4

The Search Advisory Committee members for a new president of the University of Memphis have been selected and will meet for the first time in December following a public forum on the UofM campus about the search process.
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11/14/2013

Grants Available for TBR Institutions to Help Students Complete Successfully

The TBR Completion Initiative Support Program is designed to provide grant funds to help TBR campuses increase the educational attainment level of all citizens.
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11/12/2013

TBR Schedules Committee Chairs, Audit and Academic Policies & Programs Committee Meetings Nov. 19

Tennessee Board of Regents Committee Chairs, Audit Committee and Academic Policies and Programs Committee meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
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10/15/2013

Finalists Selected for Cleveland State Presidential Search; Interviews Scheduled for Week of Nov. 4

Four finalists have been selected for the presidency of Cleveland State Community College. Each will participate in interviews, campus forums and community receptions during the week of Nov. 4.
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9/26/2013

Travel Per-Diem Increases Take Effect Oct. 1

Effective October 1, 2013, the federal CONUS travel per diems are increasing. 
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9/24/2013

TBR System Office Experiencing Email Difficulties

The Tennessee Board of Regents System Office is migrating e-mail and other services to the Office 365 cloud offering. Unfortunately, issues with the old e-mail system are resulting in significant delays in the delivery of some messages.
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9/20/2013

TBR Discusses Completion Agenda, Approves Academic Programs, Prior Learning Credit, Campus Salary Plans

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved new academic programs, a policy to award credits for prior learning, and salary plans for all TBR institutions, among other actions at its quarterly meeting at Austin Peay State University today. The Board also heard a report highlighting the system’s progress toward its completion goal, the TBR’s effort to increase the numbers of degrees, certificates and diplomas awarded as part of the state’s Drive to 55 initiative.
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9/12/2013

TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 19-20

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19 and 20.
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8/28/2013

Cleveland State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Cleveland State Community College has been selected and will meet for the first time Monday, Sept. 16. The meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. EDT in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Room J113 on the Cleveland State campus. 
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8/28/2013

TBR Schedules Three Committee Meetings Sept. 4

The Tennessee Board of Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay & Capital Maintenance, Committee Chairs, and Audit Committee meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
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8/22/2013

President Obama Cites Tennessee’s Efforts at Higher Ed Reform

The White House released a fact sheet this morning on President Barak Obama’s plan to make the nation’s colleges more affordable. Included in it and noted in the President’s speech today is recognition of Tennessee’s innovative higher education reform efforts and Austin Peay State University’s Degree Compass program.
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7/17/2013

Leaders Look for Ways to Tie Grads’ Skills to Employers’ Needs

Industry, the public workforce system and higher education leaders from across Middle Tennessee gathered last week to help identify and close the gap between the skills Tennessee’s college students learn and what employers need for their workforce.
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7/16/2013

Tennessee Expands Early College Math Program Statewide

A highly successful, cutting-edge high school math intervention program piloted in Chattanooga will be expanded to serve students statewide, according to an announcement by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Tennessee Board of Regents.
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7/10/2013

Board Meets to Confirm Tristan Denley as TBR Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Approve Criteria for Cleveland State Presidential Search

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will recommend the Board appoint Tristan Denley as the next vice chancellor for Academic Affairs during a telephonic meeting called for 3:30 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 16.
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6/21/2013

TBR Approves Tuition, Other Committee Recommendations

TBR Approves Tuition, Other Committee Recommendations  MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (June 21, 2012) — The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved maintenance fee tuition recommendations at its universities and community colleges. Maintenance fee increases are lower this year than in the past
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6/13/2013

TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session June 20-21; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn., on Thursday and Friday, June 20-21.
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6/5/2013

TBR Finance Committee Recommends Tuition Rates

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations yesterday recommended increases in tuition/maintenance fees that are lower than recent years thanks to improved state funding.
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5/30/2013

UT, TBR Partner with Coursera to Pilot Technology for Courses

The University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of Regents systems are working with Coursera, a leading provider of massive open online courses, to develop a pilot program using the company’s technology to enhance online and campus-based blended learning courses.
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5/28/2013

TBR Schedules Finance, Audit, Committee Chairs and Personnel Committee Meetings June 4

Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee, Audit Committee, Committee Chairs, and Personnel and Compensation Committee meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, June 4.
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5/9/2013

TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet May 16

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 16.
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4/29/2013

TBR Audit Committee Calls Special Telephonic Meeting April 30

The Tennessee Board of Regents Audit Committee will hold a telephonic meeting at 9:30 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 30, to discuss and act on a personnel matter at an institution. 
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4/16/2013

Brad Martin to serve as U of M interim president as campus prepares for national search

Brad Martin to serve as U of M interim president as campus prepares for national search  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 16, 2013) —Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has named R. Brad Martin, a member of the university’s Board of
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4/4/2013

TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet April 11

 The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 11. The committee will discuss background materials and information needs as it begins consideration of tuition and maintenance fee recommendations. 
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3/22/2013

TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session March 29 in Franklin

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session on Friday, March 29, at the Embassy Suites at Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. CDT in the Chestnut Ballroom.
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3/19/2013

TBR Schedules Finance Committee Meeting March 27

 The Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee will meet Wednesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites at Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn. 
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3/8/2013

TBR to Reschedule Finance Committee Meeting; Audit and Committee Chairs Meet March 12

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee will not meet on March 12 as previously announced. The TBR Audit Committee and Committee Chairs will continue to meet in Nashville on Tuesday, March 12, as originally planned, but the Committee Chairs meeting will now meet at 1 p.m.
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3/7/2013

TBR Schedules Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance Meeting March 14

 The Tennessee Board of Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance will hold its next meeting via telephone at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14.  
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3/5/2013

TBR Schedules Audit, Finance, Committee Chairs Meetings March 12

Tennessee Board of Regents Audit Committee, Finance and Business Operations Committee, and Committee Chairs meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, March 12.
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2/21/2013

TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Feb. 28

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 28. 
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2/21/2013

TBR Schedules Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance Meeting March 14(2)

The Tennessee Board of Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance will hold its next meeting via telephone at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14.
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2/4/2013

Former Regent Judy Gooch Elected to SACSCOC Board of Trustees

The regional accrediting body for colleges and universities in the southeastern states has elected Judy Gooch, a former member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, to serve on its Board of Trustees.
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1/31/2013

TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Feb. 7

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 7. 
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12/6/2012

TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Dec. 13 in Nashville

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the TBR Offices in Nashville. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. CST in the Genesco Building Training Center.
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11/27/2012

TBR Approves Glenda Baskin Glover as TSU President

The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved Glenda Baskin Glover as the next president for Tennessee State University today.
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11/20/2012

TBR Schedules Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance Meeting Nov. 29

The Tennessee Board of Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance will hold its next meeting via telephone at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.
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11/19/2012

TBR Chancellor Recommends Glenda Baskin Glover as TSU’s Next President; Board to Meet Nov. 27

TBR Chancellor Recommends Glenda Baskin Glover as TSU’s Next President Board to Meet Nov. 27  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2012) – Glenda Baskin Glover is expected to be named the next president to lead Tennessee State University pending approval by
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11/13/2012

TBR Schedules Audit, Committee Chairs Meetings Nov. 20

The Tennessee Board of Regents Audit Committee and Committee Chairs meetings are scheduled at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
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10/19/2012

4 Finalists Selected in Search for TSU President

The search advisory committee for a new president of Tennessee State University narrowed the candidate pool to four finalists today.  They are: Ainsley Carry, vice president for Student Affairs at Auburn University; Glenda Glover, dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University; Bennie Harris, vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at Lipscomb University; and Candace Campbell Jackson, vice president and chief of staff at The University of Akron. 
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10/1/2012

TBR Approves Chris Whaley as Roane State President; Tony Creecy as TTC-Pulaski Director

The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved Chris Whaley as the next president for Roane State Community College and Tony Creecy as the new director at the Tennessee Technology Center in Pulaski. 
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9/28/2012

Recommendation for New Director at TTC-Pulaski Added to Agenda for TBR Special Board Meeting Oct. 1

The recommendation for a new director at the Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski has been added to the agenda of the special telephonic Tennessee Board of Regents meeting on Monday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. CDT.
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9/28/2012

Recommendation for New Director at TTC-Pulaski Added to Agenda for TBR Special Board Meeting Oct. 1(2)

The recommendation for a new director at the Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski has been added to the agenda of the special telephonic Tennessee Board of Regents meeting on Monday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. CDT.
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9/24/2012

TBR Chancellor Recommends Chris Whaley as Roane State’s Next President; Board to Vote Oct. 1

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will recommend Chris Whaley be appointed the next president to lead Roane State Community College during a special telephonic meeting of the Board at 3 p.m. CDT Monday, Oct. 1. 
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9/19/2012

TBR Institutions Receive More than $17.1M in Federal Grants for TN Job Training Programs

Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges and Tennessee Technology Centers were awarded more than $17.1 million in federal grants for job training programs in health care- and manufacturing-related fields Sept. 19.
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9/13/2012

TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 20-21 at Cleveland State Community College

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn., on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 20 and 21. Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. EDT Sept. 20 in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center. Committees will meet in this order: Tennessee Technology Centers, Academic Policies and Programs, Personnel and Compensation, and Finance and Business Operations. The full Board of Regents meeting will begin Friday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in the Heritage Center’s Theater. 
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8/29/2012

TBR Schedules Three Open Committee Meetings Sept. 5

Three open committee meetings – Audit, Ad-hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance, and Committee Chairs – will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents office in Nashville on Wednesday, Sept. 5.  The meetings get under way with the Audit Committee meeting at 10:30 a.m.
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8/27/2012

TSU Presidential Search Committee Outlines Process, Schedule

The presidential search advisory committee for Tennessee State University met today to outline the search process and agree on a schedule for future meetings.
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8/20/2012

Campus Visits, Interviews Scheduled for Roane State Presidential Candidates Aug. 27- 30

Three finalists for the presidency of Roane State Community College will participate in interviews, campus forums and community receptions Aug. 27 - 30.
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8/20/2012

TSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Meets Aug. 27

The search advisory committee for a new president of Tennessee State University will meet Aug. 27 following a public forum about the search process. The open forum is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. until noon in the Poag Auditorium of the Humanities Building on the TSU campus. Members of the Greenwood/Asher & Associates executive search firm contracted to lead the search will be on hand to discuss the search process and answer questions from campus and community members. The search advisory committee will conduct its first meeting from 1 – 3 p.m. in the same location.
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8/15/2012

Roane State Presidential Search Committee Selects 4 Finalists

HARRIMAN, Tenn. (August 15, 2012) — The presidential search advisory committee for Roane State Community College selected four finalists today. Each will visit the college’s Roane County campus and Oak Ridge campus the week of Aug. 27 for a series
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8/13/2012

Senate Education Subcommittee Hearing, Audit Show TSU Grade Assignments Were Valid

The Senate Higher Education Subcommittee hearing held Aug. 13 allowed Tennessee State University and Tennessee Board of Regents officials to demonstrate student grades were assigned accurately by faculty and not inappropriately changed by campus administrators.
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8/13/2012

Senate Education Subcommittee Hearing, Audit Show TSU Grade Assignments Were Valid(2)

The Senate Higher Education Subcommittee hearing held Aug. 13 allowed Tennessee State University and Tennessee Board of Regents officials to demonstrate student grades were assigned accurately by faculty and not inappropriately changed by campus administrators.
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7/9/2012

Roane State Presidential Search Committee Outlines Process, Schedule

The presidential search advisory committee for Roane State Community College met July 9 to outline the search process and agree on a schedule for future meetings. The committee will meet next on Aug. 3, the cut-off date for applications and nominations to be received. That meeting and any other meetings where individual applicants or candidates are identified will be closed to the public in order to comply with a new state law. The law provides that identities of candidates for chief executive officer of a Tennessee public higher education institution remain confidential unless the candidate is selected as a finalist for the position. 
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6/29/2012

TBR Approves Increased Fee/Tuition Rates

The Tennessee Board of Regents voted to increase tuition and fee rates today for the six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology centers it governs. The rates of increase are lower this year than in previous years.
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6/27/2012

Roane State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; First Meeting Scheduled July 9

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Roane State Community College has been selected and will meet for the first time Monday, July 9.
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6/21/2012

TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session June 28-29

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Macon Cove Campus in Memphis on Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29. Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. CDT June 28 in the Bert Bornblum Library. Committees will meet in this order: Tennessee Technology Centers; Finance and Business Operations; Personnel and Compensation; Academic Policies and Programs; and Business, Community and Public Affairs. The full Board of Regents meeting will begin Friday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m. in the same location.
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6/5/2012

TBR Schedules Three Open Committee Meetings June 12

Three open committee meetings – Audit, Committee Chairs, and Finance and Business Operations – will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office in Nashville on Tuesday, June 12.
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5/16/2012

TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet May 24

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next meeting beginning at 11 a.m. CDT on Thursday, May 24, at the TBR Central Office in Nashville. 
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5/4/2012

TBR Approves Philip Oldham as TTU President

The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved Philip Oldham as the next president for Tennessee Technological University on Friday, May 4.
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5/4/2012

TBR Approves Philip Oldham as TTU President(2)

The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved Philip Oldham as the next president for Tennessee Technological University on Friday, May 4.
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5/2/2012

TBR Chancellor Recommends Philip Oldham as TTU’s Next President; Board to Meet Friday

Philip Oldham is expected to be named the next president to lead Tennessee Technological University pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Friday, May 4.
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4/27/2012

Board Meets May 4 to Consider New TTU President, Criteria for Roane State Search

The Tennessee Board of Regents will conduct a meeting via telephone beginning at 10:30 a.m. CDT Friday, May 4, to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for a new president at Tennessee Technological University and to approve the criteria for the search for a new president at Roane State Community College. 
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4/24/2012

TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet April 30

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 1 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 30.
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4/12/2012

TTU President Candidate Pool Narrowed to 3

The Tennessee Board The search advisory committee for a new president of Tennessee Technological University narrowed the candidate pool to three finalists after completing interviews April 11 and 12. 
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4/2/2012

Tennessee Higher Ed Leaders Focus on College Completion Strategies with Governor Bill Haslam(3)

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold two open committee meetings via telephone on Monday, March 26.
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4/2/2012

TTU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Meets to Review Applicants April 9

 TTU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Meets to Review Applicants April 9 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 2, 2012) — The presidential search advisory committee at Tennessee Tech University will meet Monday, April 9, to review applicants for the TTU president’s post at
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3/23/2012

Board to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session March 29 in Nashville

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session Thursday, March 29, at the TBR Office in Nashville. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the Genesco Training Center.
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3/19/2012

TBR Personnel and Compensation, Finance and Business Committees to Meet March 26

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold two open committee meetings via telephone on Monday, March 26.
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3/19/2012

TBR Personnel and Compensation, Finance and Business Committees to Meet March 26 - Agenda item added

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold two open committee meetings via telephone on Monday, March 26.
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3/19/2012

Tennessee Higher Ed Leaders Focus on College Completion Strategies with Governor Bill Haslam

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold two open committee meetings via telephone on Monday, March 26.
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3/19/2012

Tennessee Higher Ed Leaders Focus on College Completion Strategies with Governor Bill Haslam(2)

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold two open committee meetings via telephone on Monday, March 26.
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3/16/2012

TBR Approves Jerry Faulkner as VSCC President

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved Jerry Faulkner as the next president for Volunteer State Community College. 
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3/16/2012

TBR Chancellor Recommends Jerry Faulkner as VSCC’s Next President

Jerry Faulkner  is expected to be named the next president to lead Volunteer State Community College pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on March 21. 
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3/9/2012

March 13 TBR Finance Committee Meeting Canceled

The Tennessee Board of Regents canceled its Committee on Finance and Business Operations meeting previously scheduled for March 13. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.
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3/6/2012

TBR Schedules Open Committee Meetings March 13

Three open committee meetings – Audit, Committee Chairs, and Finance and Business Operations – will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office in Nashville on Tuesday, March 13.
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3/2/2012

TBR OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY, MARCH 2

The Tennessee Board of Regents Central Office located in Nashville closed at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 2, due to the threat of inclement weather. 
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3/1/2012

TBR Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance to Hold Telephonic Meeting March 8

The Tennessee Board of Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance will hold a meeting via telephone on Thursday, March 8, at 2 p.m. CST to discuss the revised capital outlay prioritization formula.
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2/29/2012

TBR Announces TSU Presidential Search Timeline

The search for a new president at Tennessee State University is expected to begin in May with the engagement of a search firm to attract a strong pool of applicants from across the country.
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2/23/2012

TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet March 1

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 1. The committee will continue reviewing background information and materials related to mandatory and incidental fee requests and discuss principles to guide consideration of fee requests for fiscal year 2012-13. 
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2/16/2012

TBR Meets Feb. 23 to Consider New TTC-Murfreesboro Director

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a telephonic meeting beginning at 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, Feb. 23, to review and act upon a recommendation to appoint Lynn Kreider as the director at the Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro. 
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2/16/2012

Tennessee colleges using tech tools to help students choose courses, majors

College students use tech tools for everything from ordering pizza to playing games. Now the same technology software is being used to help them decide which courses will help them graduate faster, which courses will result in better grades, and even what subject to choose for a major.
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2/15/2012

Interviews Scheduled for Vol State Presidential Candidates Feb. 28 – March 2

The three finalists for the presidency of Volunteer State Community College will participate in interviews and campus forums Feb. 28 through March 2.
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2/2/2012

TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Feb. 9

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, Feb. 9. The committee will review background information and materials related to mandatory and incidental fee requests and discuss principles to guide consideration of fee requests for fiscal year 2012-13.
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1/31/2012

Governor's Budget Recommendations Include News for TBR Institutions

Governor Haslam presented his FY 2012-13 budget recommendations to the General Assembly on Jan. 30.  Here is a summary of some items pertinent to Tennessee Board of Regents institutions.
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1/31/2012

TTU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; First Meeting, Open Forum Scheduled Feb. 17

The Search Advisory Committee members for a new president of Tennessee Technological University have been selected. The advisory committee will meet Friday, Feb. 17, in the TTU University Center MultiPurpose Room. The meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. CST. Campus and community members are also invited to an open forum to discuss the search process for the new president from 11 a.m. – noon in the same location.
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1/25/2012

Tennessee higher education economics – cost goes down, price goes up

It’s time to emphasize an important point about public higher education in Tennessee: While price is going up, cost has gone down.Then why is tuition increasing? The answer is simple: the state over time has reduced the amount it allocates for public higher education, forcing students to pay a higher price. State funding for our public colleges, universities and technology centers decreased by some 30 percent for the 46 Tennessee Board of Regents institutions since 2008, shifting more of the funding burden to our students.
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1/25/2012

Vol State Presidential Search Continues Feb. 1

The search advisory committee for a new president of Volunteer State Community College will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 1, beginning at 12:45 p.m. CST in the Rochelle Center of Vol State’s Thigpen Library.
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1/4/2012

Vol State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Meets Jan. 11

The search advisory committee for a new president of Volunteer State Community College will meet again on Wednesday, Jan. 11 beginning at 12:45 p.m. CST in the Thigpen Library of Vol State’s Rochelle Center.
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12/6/2011

TSU Accreditation Reaffirmed by SACS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 6, 2011) —Tennessee State University’s accreditation was unconditionally reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges today. The announcement came during the SACSCOC annual meeting in Orlando.
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12/2/2011

Vol State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Volunteer State Community College has been selected and will meet for the first time Thursday, Dec. 15. The meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. CST in the Thigpen Library of the Rochelle Center on the Vol State campus.
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11/30/2011

Board to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Dec. 8 in Nashville

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session Thursday, Dec. 8, at the TBR Office in Nashville. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the Genesco Training Center.
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11/17/2011

Chancellor Recommends Brian Noland as ETSU’s Next President

Brian Noland is expected to be named the ninth president to lead East Tennessee State University pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Nov. 21.
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11/16/2011

Board Meets to Consider New ETSU President Nov. 21

The Tennessee Board of Regents will conduct a meeting via telephone beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST Monday, Nov. 21, to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for a new president at ETSU.
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11/9/2011

Public Notice of Accreditation Review Visit by NLNAC

The Regents Online Degree Program will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Master of Science in Nursing program. The public is invited to meet the visit team and share comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 3:20 – 4:00 p.m. CST at the Tennessee Board of Regents Central Office.
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11/8/2011

Tennessee Board of Regents Revamps Teacher Ed Programs

Over the past two years, universities and community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system have been rewriting course schedules, developing mentorships with local school systems, and rethinking the way teachers have traditionally been taught and trained in school. The initiative is expected to transform education programs across the state and help Tennessee turn the corner on improving teacher and student performance.
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10/21/2011

ETSU President Candidate Pool Narrowed to 3

The search advisory committee for a new president of East Tennessee State University narrowed the candidate pool to three finalists after wrapping up interviews with the eight round-one candidates. The three finalists will visit the ETSU campus next week to meet with a variety of university constituent groups, including faculty and staff, students and the community.
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10/17/2011

ETSU Search Advisory Committee Selects 8 Candidates for First-Round Interviews

The search advisory committee for a new president of East Tennessee State University has selected 8 candidates from a list of 49 to bring to Johnson City for the first round of interviews. The round-one interviews will take place with the search advisory committee this Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19 and 20, in the A and B Ballrooms in the Millennium Centre. Following those interviews, the committee will decide which candidates to invite to return for meetings on the campus with ETSU constituent groups, including faculty, staff and students, during the week of Oct. 24-28.
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10/14/2011

ETSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Meets to Review Applicants Oct. 17

The presidential search advisory committee at East Tennessee State University will meet Oct. 17 to review applicants for the ETSU president’s post at 10 a.m. EST in the East Tennessee Room of the D.P. Culp University Center. Committee members will identify leading prospects for consideration, select candidates for the first-round interviews with the search committee, and discuss interview strategies.
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9/23/2011

TBR Meets in Quarterly Session, Names Vice Chancellor for Community College System

The Tennessee Board of Regents met at Roane State Community College, where it confirmed the hiring of a new vice chancellor for Community Colleges.
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8/31/2011

Bruce Scism Selected Interim President at Volunteer State

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has selected Bruce Scism to serve as interim president of Volunteer State Community College beginning Oct. 1.
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8/31/2011

TBR Schedules Four Open Committee Meetings Sept. 7

Four open committee meetings – Audit, Committee Chairs, Ad-Hoc Capital Outlay & Capital Maintenance, and Personnel & Compensation – will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office in Nashville on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The Audit Committee meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT.
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8/24/2011

Warren Nichols Recommended to Lead TBR Community College System

 Warren Nichols Recommended to Lead TBR Community College SystemWarren Nichols, president of Volunteer State Community College, will be recommended by Chancellor John Morgan to be appointed by the Tennessee Board of Regents as vice chancellor for community colleges at the TBR. The Complete College Tennessee Act passed by the Tennessee legislature last year required that TBR create a unified system for the community colleges. If approved by the Board, Nichols will lead that system beginning Oct. 1.
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8/23/2011

AT&T Donates $130,000 to Community Colleges

Gregg Morton, president of AT&T Tennessee, presents a check for $130,000 to TBR Chancellor John Morgan to support scholarships for students enrolled in the new accelerated pathways technical certificate and degree programs in Tennessee's 13 community colleges.
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8/23/2011

AT&T Donates $130,000 to Community Colleges(2)

Gregg Morton, president of AT&T Tennessee, presents a check for $130,000 to TBR Chancellor John Morgan to support scholarships for students enrolled in the new accelerated pathways technical certificate and degree programs in Tennessee's 13 community colleges.
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8/22/2011

TBR, UT Announce 50 Guaranteed Transfer Pathways between Community Colleges and Universities

Community college students who want to complete a bachelor’s degree now have a guarantee that their credits will transfer to a public university in Tennessee, if they choose one of 50 different majors offering transfer pathways.
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8/15/2011

ETSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 9, 2011) — The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of East Tennessee State University has been selected and will meet for the first time Aug. 22. 
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8/12/2011

TBR Hosts Site Review for Nursing Accrediting Commission

The TBR Regents Online Degree Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Master of Science in Nursing program. You are invited to meet the visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in room 204 of the Genesco Building located at 1415 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee, 37217-2833.
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7/29/2011

TBR Approves Next Step to Allow U of Memphis to Offer Classes on Lambuth Campus

The Tennessee Board of Regents voted this morning to approve the next step in the process to allow the University of Memphis to establish a satellite campus at the former Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn.
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6/27/2011

Outstanding TTC Student of the Year

Mary Elaine Wilson, third from left, was named the TTC Outstanding Student of the Year at the Tennessee Board of Regents quarterly meeting. From left are Mare Thomas, TTC Harriman student recruiter; Greg Duckett, vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents; Wilson; Fran Marcum, regent; John Morgan, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents; and James King, vice chancellor of the Tennessee Technology Centers.
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6/24/2011

Board to Hold Special Telephonic Meeting July 29

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special-called meeting via telephone on Friday, July 29, at 9 a.m. CDT, to receive and act on a report from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission about the acquisition of the former Lambuth campus for use by the University of Memphis.
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6/24/2011

Board to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session June 23-24

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Nashville State Community College on Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24. Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. CDT June 23 in Room S-118 of the Student Services Building.
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6/24/2011

Complete College America to provide $1 million for innovation to speed student success

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that the state has been awarded $1 million to fuel policy innovations and reforms aimed at significantly increasing college completion. The grant is provided by Complete College America as part of its national Completion Innovation Challenge grant competition.
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6/24/2011

TBR Approves Tuition Rates, Compensation Plans

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved increased tuition and fee rates today for the six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology centers it governs. The board also approved a plan to provide a 3 percent cost of living increase for TBR employees.
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6/24/2011

TBR Supports TSU Program Restructuring; President Shields

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has approved and supports Tennessee State University’s academic restructuring plan announced this spring.
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6/13/2011

TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet June 13

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, June 13. The committee will discuss recommendations on maintenance fee proposals and tuition as well as changes in mandatory and incidental fees.
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5/27/2011

TBR Audit Committee and Committee Chairs to Meet June 7

Two open meetings will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office in Nashville on Tuesday, June 7. The Audit Committee meeting will begin at 11 a.m. CDT, and the Committee Chairs meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m.
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5/26/2011

Teacher Prep Alliance Meets in Nashville; Governor Addresses Group

Colleges and universities across the state are transforming the way they prepare Tennessee’s teachers, and the spotlight was on them this Thursday.
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5/25/2011

Board Approves Anthony Wise as President for PSCC

The Tennessee Board of Regents today unanimously approved L. Anthony Wise Jr. as the new president of Pellissippi State Community College.
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5/17/2011

Finance and Business Committee to Meet May 23

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 23, 2011.
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5/4/2011

Regents to Meet May 12 to Consider PSCC President Appointment

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. (CDT) Thursday, May 12, to consider Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation that Dr. L. Anthony Wise Jr. be appointed president of Pellissippi State Community College.
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5/4/2011

TBR Chancellor Opposes Guns on Campus Legislation

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan is speaking out, expressing his concern for the safety of students, faculty and staff on college campuses if a bill being discussed in the legislature to allow guns on public campuses is passed.
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4/11/2011

Slight Change in Interview Schedules for PSCC Presidential Candidates

A slight change has been made to the interview schedules for two of the candidates for president at Pellissippi State Community College. The 4-5 p.m. ET receptions for David H. Devier and L. Anthony Wise have been swapped. Devier’s reception will now be held on Tuesday, April 12, and Wise’s reception is changed to Wednesday, April 13.
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4/6/2011

Interviews Scheduled for PSCC Presidential Candidates

On-campus interviews have been scheduled for the three finalists for the presidency of Pellissippi State Community College – James L. Barrott, David H. Devier and L. Anthony Wise. All three finalists will interview with the Presidential Search Advisory Committee at separate times on Tuesday, April 12.
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1/24/2011

TBR begins search for Pellissippi State president

The Tennessee Board of Regents has begun the search for a new president at Pellissippi State Community College. Criteria and search process details are available online .
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1/13/2011

Finance and Business Committee Meets Feb. 14

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a telephonic meeting at 2 p.m. CT on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011.
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1/13/2011

Finance and Business Committee Meets Jan. 31

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a telephonic meeting at 2 p.m. CT on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011.
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1/13/2011

Four Open Meetings Planned for March 8

Four open meetings will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office on Tuesday, March 8, beginning at 12:45 p.m. CST.
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11/5/2010

Bill and Melinda Gates praise Technology Centers, TBR efforts

Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates say they’re impressed with what’s happening with education reform in Tennessee, including programs at the Tennessee Board of Regents. The couple toured the Tennessee Technology Center in Nashville Nov. 4 during their visit to Tennessee to see how the state’s commitment to reforming education is proceeding.
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8/18/2010

Special Called Meeting to Grant Emeritus Status to Manning

Board of Regents to Hold Special Called Meeting to Grant Chancellor Emeritus Status to Charles Manning Director of Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis Also Will Be Named  Nashville, Tennessee, August 17, 2010—The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet telephonically in
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8/6/2010

John Morgan Elected Chancellor

John Morgan Elected Chancellor of Tennessee Board of Regents   Nashville, Tennessee, August 6, 2010—The Tennessee Board of Regents today elected John Morgan as the seventh chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. Morgan, currently Deputy to the Governor
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7/30/2010

John Morgan Recommended as Next Chancellor

Nashville, Tennessee, July 30, 2010—The Chancellor Search Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents voted unanimously today to recommend John Morgan to the full board as the system’s seventh chancellor, succeeding Charles Manning, who is retiring effective December 31, 2010.
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7/7/2010

Melvin Johnson to Retire as President of Tennessee State University

Nashville, Tennessee, July 7, 2010—Chancellor Charles Manning announced today that he has accepted the retirement of Melvin Johnson as president of Tennessee State University effective January
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6/25/2010

Board of Regents Approves 2010-2011 Tuition Increases

Gallatin, Tennessee, June 25, 2010—The Tennessee Board of Regents today voted unanimously to approve the tuition increases recommended by the Committee on Business and Finance at its June 8 meeting. Next year’s tuition will increase 6.3% or less for over 72% of university and community college students, with the remaining students paying more because they are taking more hours. Technology center students, who are charged per trimester rather than based on hours of instruction, will see a per trimester increase of $112 over last year.
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9/25/2009

Tennessee Board of Regents 2009 Fall Enrollment Highest Ever

Nashville, Tennessee, September 25, 2009 – Chancellor Charles Manning announced today that the Tennessee Board of Regents system is experiencing a substantial increase in its fall enrollment.  “In fact, the system is experiencing the highest enrollment in its history” said Manning.  “We are now educating and providing training for over 200,000 citizens across the state.  Reaching this significant milestone gives us a greater opportunity to make real strides in raising the educational attainment level of Tennessee.”
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7/21/2009

Perry County REAP Program Ready for Business

Nashville, Tennessee, July 21, 2009—The Regents Educational Assistance Program (REAP) in Perry County will be up and running full speed on July 27. The program is designed to provide displaced workers living in Perry County with one year’s free tuition at Columbia State Community College, Nashville State Community College, or the Tennessee Technology Technology Center at Hohenwald. Any Perry County resident who is unemployed and not currently enrolled at any other public or private educational institution (including high school, proprietary school, college or university) is eligible for the free tuition program. Students may take either on-ground or online courses at the three participating institutions.
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6/23/2009

NCATE Recognizes TBR Teaching Quality Initiative

Washington, DC, June 23, 2009--The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the national organization that ensures quality in teacher education, has designated the Teaching Quality Initiative of the Tennessee Board of Regents as one of four model programs in NCATE's initiative to transform teacher preparation in America.
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6/19/2009

Tuition Increases Approved by Board

Cookeville, TN, June 19, 2009--The Tennessee Board of Regents today voted  today to approve tuition increases that will result in additional revenue of 7.1% at the University of Memphis, an average of 6.1% at the five TBR state universities (APSU, ETSU, MTSU, TSU, and TTU), an average of 5.5% at the state’s community colleges, and 5.5% at the technology centers. Except at the technology centers, where the 5.5% is an across-the-board tuition increase, these are tuition REVENUE increases, NOT tuition increases.
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1/20/2009

Dale Sims Named Interim Vice Chancellor

Nashville, Tennessee, January 20, 2009—Chancellor Charles Manning today announced that Dale Sims has agreed to serve as interim Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance at the Tennessee Board of Regents. The former occupant of that position, Bob Adams, has accepted a new position in Arkansas and his last day at TBR was January 14. Sims is the former Tennessee State Treasurer, a position he had held from 2003 until January 15, 2009.
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1/14/2009

Board Approves Changes in Personnel Policy

Nashville, Tennessee, January 14, 2009--Meeting in special telephonic session, the Tennessee Board of Regents on January 14 took up amendments to the General Personnel Policy, policy 5:01:00:00, an agenda item postponed from the December 3 regular quarterly meeting. The board voted unanimously to approve the policy as amended (attached). Under the new policy, in times of severe state budget shortfall or impoundment, the chancellor has the authority to approve requests from TBR institutions to reduce compensation, mandate furloughs without pay, and/or reduce the amount of time worked.
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6/26/2008

Board Approves Tuition Increases

Nashville, Tennessee, June 26, 2008—The Tennessee Board of Regents today voted unanimously to increase tuition at five TBR universities (APSU, ETSU, MTSU, TSU, and TTU) by 6% beginning this fall, with tuition at the University of Memphis increasing by 7%. A 6% tuition increase will also go into effect at all community colleges and technology centers.
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6/26/2008

Chancellor Manning Announces Retirement

Nashville, Tennessee, June 26, 2008—Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Charles Manning today announced he will retire as chancellor at the end of FY 2008-2009, with his resignation becoming effective June 30, 2009.
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6/23/2008

70 Low-Producing Programs Under Review

Nashville, Tennessee, June 23, 2008—The Tennessee Board of Regents system has 70 low-producing university and community college programs under final review this year for possible elimination due to the low number of graduates.
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6/10/2008

Business and Finance Committee Tuition Recommendations

Nashville, Tennessee, June 10, 2008—The Business and Finance Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents today voted to recommend to the full board that tuition at five TBR universities (APSU, ETSU, MTSU, TSU, and TTU) be increased by 6% beginning this fall, with tuition at the University of Memphis increasing by 7%.
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6/2/2008

TBR Wins CIO 100 Award

Nashville, Tennessee, June 2, 2008—CIO magazine has announced the Tennessee Board of Regents, the State University and Community College System of Tennessee, is a recipient of a 2008 CIO 100 award. The 21st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world, including those from the private business sector,  that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). TBR was recognized for its outstanding success in implementing the Banner® administrative software system.
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1/1/0001

Board to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session March 25

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Northeast State Community College in Blountville on Friday, March 25.
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1/1/0001

Open Meetings September 8

Three open meetings will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office on Wednesday, September 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m. CDT. The schedule is as follows: 10:30-12:00—Audit Committee; 12:45-2:00—Committee Chairs; 2:00-3:00—Ad Hoc Committee on Capital.
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1/1/0001

Portia Shields to serve as TSU interim president

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan announced today that Portia Holmes Shields, former president of Albany State University, will serve as interim president of Tennessee State University beginning Jan. 2.
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1/1/0001

PSCC Presidential Search Committee to Meet March 16

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Pellissippi State Community College will hold its second meeting on Wednesday, March 16, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Pellissippi State campus.
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1/1/0001

PSCC Presidential Search Committee to meet March 30

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Pellissippi State Community College will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 30, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Pellissippi State campus. The meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time.
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1/1/0001

Roane State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; First Meeting Scheduled July 9(2)

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Roane State Community College has been selected and will meet for the first time Monday, July 9.
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1/1/0001

Roane State Presidential Search Committee Selects 4 Finalists(2)

The presidential search advisory committee for Roane State Community College selected four finalists today. Each will visit the college’s Roane County campus and Oak Ridge campus the week of Aug. 27 for a series of interviews and open forums.
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1/1/0001

TBR Approves Increased Fee/Tuition Rates(2)

The Tennessee Board of Regents voted to increase tuition and fee rates today for the six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology centers it governs. The rates of increase are lower this year than in previous years.
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1/1/0001

TBR Chancellor Morgan discusses Complete College Tennessee at summit

Higher education leaders across the state, including Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan, joined Governor Phil Bredesen, both gubernatorial hopefuls, and many business officials at a Complete College Tennessee Summit in Nashville on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
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1/1/0001

TBR Schedules Three Open Committee Meetings Nov. 15

TBR Schedules Three Open Committee Meetings Nov. 15 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 8, 2011) — Three open committee meetings – Audit, Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay & Capital Maintenance, and Committee Chairs – will be held at the Tennessee Board
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1/1/0001

TTCs Honored for Volunteer Work

TTC Newbern Director Brian Collins accepts an award for volunteer work from Ollie Otter for the Booster Seat and Seat Belt Safety Program sponsored by the Tennessee Road Builders Association. The TTCs at McMinnville and Morristown were also recognized for their work with the program.
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