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Southwest President Tracy D. Hall, photo by Troy Glasgow
June 25, 2019

The board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges has appointed Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall to the association's Commission on Economic and Workforce Development.  Her three-year term runs from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2022.


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Board approves tuition & fees, building projects
June 21, 2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents today set tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year and approved a list of new campus building projects that will move to the next step in the state’s funding process for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Tuition and mandatory fees combined average a 2.45 increase from last year – the lowest percentage increase since 1991 at Tennessee’s community colleges and since 2013 at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs). It is the third consecutive year in which combined tuition and fee increases are less than 3 percent.


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June 13, 2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its regular quarterly meeting June 20-21 at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin. The agenda includes board action on student tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year and construction project recommendations for the state’s 2020-21 fiscal year.


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Dr. Rebecca Ashford, Dr. Bethany Flora
June 11, 2019

Two Tennessee community college presidents are among the 46 members of the Leadership Tennessee Class of 2020 announced Monday by the statewide leadership initiative.

Dr. Rebecca Ashford, president of Chattanooga State Community College, and Dr. Bethany Flora, president of Northeast State Community College, are among the seven educators -- five from higher education -- selected for the new Leadership Tennessee class.


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June 4, 2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents will consider combined tuition and fee increases at the state’s community and technical colleges averaging 2.45 percent at its June 21 quarterly meeting, under recommendations approved today by the board’s Finance and Business Operations Committee.


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Trophies
June 3, 2019

The College System of Tennessee’s Marketing and Digital Strategies team won nine awards from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association at their annual statewide conference May 24. TCPRA is an alliance of communicators and marketing that represents Tennessee's public and private colleges and universities.


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Board committees to meet June 4, 2019
May 29, 2019

Two committees of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chairs of all the board’s committees will meet Tuesday, June 4, in Nashville – including the Finance and Business Operations Committee, which will make its recommendations on student tuition and mandatory fees for the 2019-20 academic year.

The June 4 schedule:


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May 17, 2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Wednesday, May 22, to continue its review and discussion of student tuition and mandatory fees for the 2019-20 academic year. The committee will meet again June 4 to consider and vote on its tuition and fee recommendations to the full board.


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People lined up participating in groundbreaking ceremony
May 16, 2019 Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College broke ground today on a new academic building on its Hardin Valley Campus and announced that the building has been named the Bill Haslam Center for Math and Science.

As governor of Tennessee from 2011 to 2019, Haslam was key to establishing Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect, last-dollar scholarships that provide two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in Tennessee.


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Chancellor Tyding Speaking at Podium
May 15, 2019

State and local officials broke ground today for construction of the new $16.9 million Bartlett Campus of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis.

The campus is tentatively scheduled to open and begin training students in several high demand fields by Fall 2020.


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Architectural rendering of Pellissippi State Math & Science Building
May 9, 2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting on Tuesday, May 14, to consider a building naming request from Pellissippi State Community College and seven proposed revisions to TBR policies.

The board will meet by telephone conference call at 4 p.m. CT (5 p.m. ET) for the short agenda. The meeting is public; anyone wishing to listen may contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason atSonja.Mason@tbr.edu or 615-366-3927 for dial-in information.


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Roane State Community College launched Commencement season May 3
May 3, 2019

It's Spring Commencement season across the College System of Tennessee -- a major milestone in the lives of our students and their families, and the culmination of another academic year on our campuses.

Thousands of students will don their caps and gowns and other regalia to participate in the time-honored tradition of graduation, receiving the degrees they've worked and studied hard to earn. Many will continue their studies at universities, while many of their fellow graduates will launch their careers immediately.


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Columbia State President Janet F. Smith, UNA President Kenneth D. Kitts sign articulation agreement
May 2, 2019

Columbia State Community College and the University of North Alabama have announced a partnership that will benefit associate degree students wanting to continue their educations and earn a bachelor’s degree in humanities.


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Motlow President Michael Torrence cuts ribbon for Motlow's Automation & Robotics Training Center
April 30, 2019

An exciting new era of training and career development arrived in Middle Tennessee when Motlow State Community College held a grand-opening ceremony of the new Automation & Robotics Training Center (ARTC) in McMinnville April 26

An open house will be held May 8 -- from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- for the public to get a first-hand look at the state-of-the-art training center. The 12,500-square-feet facility is located on 4.5 acres of land, donated by the Warren County Commission, adjacent to the Motlow State and Tennessee College of Applied Technology McMinnville campus.


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JSCC students work on a server in the college's computer lab
April 19, 2019

The Cyber Defense Program at Jackson State Community College is the only community college program in Tennessee to be certified as a National Center of Academic Excellence by the U.S. National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

The designation puts Jackson State among an elite group of institutions across the country offering computer information technology courses that meet rigorous federal standards and sets graduating students apart from others, said Dr. Tom Pigg, Jackson State’s Dean of Health Sciences and Computer Information Technology.


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LEGO team building at TNTrained Workforce Development Conference
April 18, 2019

A new online workforce training initiative tailored to specific industries, building apprenticeship programs, and the latest industrial technology were focus topics at the TNTrained Workforce Development Conference hosted by the Tennessee Board of Regents Office of Economic & Community Development at Nashville State Community College this week.


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TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee meets April 23
April 17, 2019

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet by telephone conference call at 3 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 23, to begin discussion of student tuition and mandatory fees for the 2019-20 academic year at Tennessee’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology.


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New interactive Data Dashboards
April 11, 2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents website has several new interactive tools – including Data Dashboards – that make it easier for Tennesseans to track and analyze data related to the student success and workforce development missions of the TBR system’s 40 community and technical colleges.


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Board of Regents quarterly meeting
March 21, 2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Mike Whitehead as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski, effective April 1.

The board’s unanimous vote for the appointment occurred during its quarterly meeting in Nashville and ends a four-month search. Whitehead has been vice president of TCAT Pulaski since August 2015 and succeeds Tony Creecy, who retired Jan. 2 after 33 years of service at the college.


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SOAR Awards
March 21, 2019

The College System of Tennessee honored its outstanding students, faculty, staff and college of the year during the first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) celebration Wednesday night in Nashville. 


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