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Board of Regents to meet May 25
May 26, 2022

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ committee chairs will meet June 1 to preview proposed revisions to board policies and the draft agenda for the full board’s June quarterly meeting, and receive informational reports on various programs and initiatives.  The Personnel and Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee will also meet consecutively following the committee chairs meeting.

The Board of Regents governs Tennessee's public community colleges and colleges of applied technology comprising the College System of Tennessee.


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Board of Regents to meet May 25
May 25, 2022

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed the next Presidents of Cleveland State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton, and the system’s next Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance – all who will succeed officials who are retiring this summer.

In a special called meeting this afternoon, the Board appointed:

Dr. Ty A. Stone as the next president of Cleveland State


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Board of Regents to meet May 25
May 19, 2022

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting May 25 to receive and likely act on the chancellor’s recommendations for the next presidents of Cleveland State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton, and the board’s next vice chancellor of business and finance.


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Dr. David J. Hicks
May 10, 2022

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings is recommending Dr. David J. Hicks for appointment as the next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton. The Board of Regents will consider his appointment in a special called meeting May 25.


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Lab Students
May 9, 2022

As part of its strategic plan to increase access and student success, the Tennessee Board of Regents has awarded new grants totaling $650,000 to 27 faculty teams at 14 colleges and universities to create free Open Educational Resources for their courses.


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Dr. Ty A. Stone
May 6, 2022

After a national search and campus forums for four finalists, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings is recommending Dr. Ty A. Stone for appointment as the next president of Cleveland State Community College. The Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting May 25 to consider acting on the appointment.


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Heath McMillian appointed Executive Vice President of TCAT Jackson's Blue Oval City Campus
May 5, 2022

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Jackson has appointed Heath R. McMillian as executive vice president of the college’s Blue Oval City Campus now under development at the West Tennessee Megasite.


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Tennessee College of Applied Technology Northwest
May 5, 2022

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Newbern has officially changed its name to Tennessee College of Applied Technology Northwest, in recognition of its broader northwestern Tennessee service area.

In addition to its main campus in Newbern, the public technical college also offers career and technical education at its extension campuses in Bells, Dyersburg and Union City.


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Northeast State Community College
April 26, 2022

The Search Advisory Committee leading the Tennessee Board of Regents' search for the next president of Northeast State Community College has been appointed and will meet for its orientation session and a public forum Wednesday, April 27.

Board of Regents Member Miles Burdine will chair the 17-member committee. Other members are Board Members Emily J. Reynolds and Danni B. Varlan, and representatives of the college’s faculty, staff, students and alumni, and business and community representatives from Northeast Tennessee.  The full list of search committee members is below.


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Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton
April 22, 2022

The search committee assisting with the search for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton has selected two finalists for the position, both of whom will participate in public interviews at the college’s main campus May 3, the next step in the selection process.

The finalists are: 


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Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski
April 22, 2022 TCAT Pulaski

SkillsUSA has named the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski one of 24 National Models of Excellence across the nation for 2022. The annual program recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities.

This is the highest honor bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, one of the largest national student organizations for career and technical education.


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Nashville State Community College's new North Davidson Campus in Madison
April 19, 2022 Nashville State Community College

Nashville State Community College unveiled its long-anticipated North Davidson campus in Madison during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, April 19. This is Nashville State’s fourth campus in Davidson County. The community and dignitaries from the Madison community were invited to the ceremony and day-long open house.   

The address is 1520 Gallatin Pike North, Madison.  


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Cleveland State Community College Health & Science Center
April 8, 2022

A Tennessee Board of Regents Search Advisory Committee has selected four finalists for the next president of Cleveland State Community College. They will participate in open forums with the campus community and the public April 18-21, the next step in the selection process.

The finalists are:


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March 31, 2022

During its quarterly meeting Thursday, the Tennessee Board of Regents appointed Susanne Cox as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Morristown, effective May 1, and approved the search criteria for the next president of Northeast State Community College.


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SOAR homepage logo
March 31, 2022

The College System of Tennessee honored its outstanding students, faculty, staff and supporters of the year at the 4th annual Statewide Outstanding Achievement Awards (SOAR) celebration Wednesday night, March 30, in Nashville.

In addition to individual SOAR award winners, Walters State Community College won the Community College of the Year cup and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton took home the Technical College of the Year honors.


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PTK and NTHS students honored
March 30, 2022

The College System of Tennessee celebrated 51 of the top honor society students at its community and technical colleges Wednesday, March 30, during the system’s 2022 Student Honors Luncheon.


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Seal of the Tennessee Board of Regents
March 24, 2022

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next regular quarterly meeting Thursday, March 31. The agenda includes consideration of appointment of the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Morristown and consideration of search criteria for the next president of Northeast State Community College.


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Susanne Cox
March 24, 2022

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings will recommend Susanne Cox to the board for appointment as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Morristown. The board will consider the appointment at its next quarterly meeting March 31.

Cox has been vice president of TCAT Morristown since 2014 and was one of the finalists selected for the presidency by an 18-member search advisory committee announced on March 2. The finalists participated in on-campus interviews with the campus community and public on March 14.


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Seal of the Tennessee Board of Regents
March 21, 2022

The Personnel and Compensation Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet Friday, March 25 to review and consider proposed compensation plans methodologies for potential recommendation to the full board.


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TBR, THEC, Amazon Web Services announce cloud computing education initiative
March 17, 2022

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced a collaborative effort to train, upskill, and certify 5,000 Tennesseans in cloud computing by 2025. Through this statewide initiative, technical training and education mapped to in-demand skills will be available from participating public community and technical colleges across Tennessee.


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