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Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

The 27 Colleges of Applied Technology are the state’s premier providers of technical training for workers to obtain the technical skills and professional training necessary for advancement in today’s job market. 

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The 13 community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system comprise all two-year public institutions in Tennessee.  Each community college has a specific service area.

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The Tennessee Board of Regents system includes six universities. Located throughout Tennessee, these institutions are focused on excellence in academic programming, research endeavors and public service initiatives.

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From the Board

TBR Student Government Association presidents at their summer retreat

From food and baby-supply drives to wildfire damage cleanup and repair, students across Tennessee are working on scores of community service projects as part of a statewide Martin Luther King Day of Service initiative planned by student leaders at Tennessee Board of Regents colleges and universities. In addition to helping people and communities in need, the project provides more focused opportunities for Tennessee Promise students to perform the eight hours of community service required per semester for the scholarship program.

Debbie Adams

Debbie Adams, a 30-year career staffer and administrator at Chattanooga State Community College, will serve as interim president of the college when President Flora Tydings leaves Feb. 1 to assume her new role as chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents. Adams, currently the college’s vice president of student affairs and workforce development, is being appointed today by TBR Chancellor David Gregory to lead Chattanooga State until the next president is appointed by the Board of Regents and arrives on campus later this year.

Dr. Tristan Denley

Dr. Tristan Denley, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the Tennessee Board of Regents, has been named one of five U.S. “higher education leaders to watch in 2017 (and beyond)” by the online publication Education Dive.

Denley is the only university system administrator on the list. 

Dr. Flora Tydings

The Tennessee Board of Regents voted unanimously today to appoint Dr. Flora Tydings as the next chancellor of the Board of Regents system – its ninth chief executive officer since the system’s creation in 1972. She has been president of Chattanooga State Community College since July 2015 and priot to that was a leader for 19 years in the public Technical College System of Georgia.

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College of Applied Technology

Susanne Cox, who has worked at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Morristown since 1990, will serve as interim director of the college from Jan. 1 until a successor to retiring Director Jerry M. Patton is named.

Chattanooga State Community College

A contingent of 15 students descended upon the state capitol to participate in the 47th Annual Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) forum.

Pellissippi State Students
Pellissippi State Community College

The National Science Foundation has awarded Pellissippi State Community College grant funding to support a scholarship program for students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Roane State Community College

Roane State’s Joshua Spurling has been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam as the student regent on the Tennessee Board of Regents.