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John Morgan
June 10, 2014

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 — today 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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John Morgan
June 9, 2014

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


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June 5, 2014

For almost three decades, the Governor’s School for the Arts has nurtured the “creative spark” of young Tennesseans with a love for music, theatre, visual arts, dance and filmmaking.

As the program kicked off its 30th anniversary this week at MTSU, the man who founded the statewide summer programs for gifted high schoolers said his goal remains the same for each participant: “aim for the top.”


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Alisa White
June 2, 2014

​The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved Alisa White as the next president for Austin Peay State University


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May 27, 2014
TBR Chancellor Recommends Alisa White as APSU's Next President; Board to Meet Monday for Approval  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 27, 2014) – 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.  The Board will meet via telephone at 3:30 p.m. CDT to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for White to replace Interim President Tristan Denley, who agreed to serve a temporary appointment after former APSU President

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May 27, 2014
TBR Schedules Three Committee Meetings for June 3  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 27, 2014) — 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. The Audit Committee meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT. The agenda includes:                           I.     Informational reporting                                           a. Review of Comptroller's Office audit reports                                           b. Update of corrective actions on performance audit findings

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May 21, 2014 Cleveland State Community College
Seymour Elected to TNCC Board of Directors CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Cleveland State President, Dr. Bill Seymour was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Campus Compact (TNCC) at their meeting May 20, 2014 in Nashville, TN.

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May 7, 2014
Tristan Denley Named Interim APSU President as National Search Nears End    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2014) —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. Denley, who will maintain dual responsibilities as TBR’s vice chancellor during the interim period, will provide leadership to the campus until a new president is named

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May 2, 2014
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet May 8  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2014) — 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. The committee will continue reviewing background information and discussing maintenance fee and tuition proposals. The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before 4:30 p.m. CDT May 7. Anyone

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May 2, 2014
TBR Approves David Rudd as U of M President,  Kelli Kea-Carroll as TCAT-Hohenwald Director  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2014) – 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 today. Rudd will assume his leadership role May 16, following interim president R. Brad Martin, a U of M alumnus and business executive, who led the campus since July 2013 after the retirement of former president Shirley Raines. Rudd

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April 25, 2014
  Kea-Carroll recommended as next TCAT-Hohenwald Director; Board to vote Thursday NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 25, 2014) – 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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April 25, 2014
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 Tennessee Board of Regents on Thursday, May 1.

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April 23, 2014 Columbia State Community College

Photo Caption: Dr. Jane Karas, AACC chair and president of Flathead Valley Community College, Montana, and Walter G. Bumphus, president and CEO of the AACC, present the finalist award for the 2014 AACC Award of Excellence in Advancing Diversity to Dr. Janet F. Smith, president of Columbia State Community College.


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April 18, 2014
 Four Finalists Selected in Search for APSU President   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2014) — The search advisory committee for a new president of Austin Peay State University has met and narrowed the candidate pool to four finalists. They are:
  • Bradley Cook, provost and executive vice president and professor of history at Southern Utah University;
  • Jerome Gilbert, provost and executive vice president at Mississippi State University;
  • Randall Hanna, chancellor of the Florida College System and Division of Florida Colleges; and

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April 10, 2014
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet April 17  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 10, 2014) — 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.

The committee will review background materials and discuss information needs and next steps as it begins consideration of tuition and maintenance fee recommendations.


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March 26, 2014
  Governor Haslam to Discuss College Completion Strategies with Higher Ed, Business Leaders at Summit NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 25, 2014) — 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.

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March 21, 2014
TBR Holds Quarterly Meeting March 28 in Nashville;  Student Leader Panel Addresses College Completion

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March 21, 2014

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, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has issued the following statement:"We are very disappointed in this first step taken to undo the meaningful reforms initiated with the State’s 'First to the Top' efforts. The Common Core and PARCC exam are important strategies for preparing college- and career-ready graduates.


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March 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. To recognize and honor the strengths and contributions of graduate students and their scholarly activities across the state, Governor Bill Haslam has signed a proclamation declaring March 31 through April 4, 2014, as Graduate Education Week in Tennessee.

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