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March 3, 2014
TBR System Office Closed Monday, March 3, 2014         

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February 28, 2014
  TBR Schedules Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance Meeting March 6 

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February 24, 2014
TBR Chancellor John Morgan Joins Complete College America Board          WASHINGTON, D.C. – Complete College America today announced that Phyllis Hudecki, former Oklahoma Secretary of Education, and John Morgan, Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, have been appointed to the organization’s board of directors. The board is chaired by former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer.

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February 10, 2014
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.

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February 7, 2014

APSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; 

First Meeting, Open Forum Scheduled Feb. 17 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2014) — 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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February 6, 2014
TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Feb. 13          NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2014) — 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. The committee will review a proposed calendar of meetings and review and discuss budget recommendations, mandatory fees and incidental fees. 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

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February 5, 2014

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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February 5, 2014

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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January 16, 2014
TBR Meets Jan. 24 to Consider Search Criteria for APSU President       NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2014) —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. The special telephonic meeting will begin at 10 a.m. CST. APSU President Tim Hall recently announced his decision to leave the university at the end of the spring semester to become president of Mercy College in New York. The position criteria will be used in the advertising and search for the university’s next president.

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January 16, 2014

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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January 16, 2014

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.He and others will join President Barack Obama and the First Lady to announce commitments to help more students afford and graduate from college with a quality education and skills.


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December 22, 2013

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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December 5, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Regents today unanimously approved William Seymour as the next president of Cleveland State Community College.

Seymour will assume his leadership role on January 2 after current president Carl Hite retires.

The Board took the action during its regular quarterly board meeting in Nashville, acting on a recommendation from TBR Chancellor John Morgan. Seymour was selected after a nationwide search. He currently serves as vice president for Institutional Advancement at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn.


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November 27, 2013

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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November 25, 2013

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.

TBR Chancellor John Morgan will recommend Seymour’s appointment to the Board during its quarterly meeting in Nashville on Thursday, Dec. 5. If approved, Seymour will become president on Jan. 2, replacing Carl Hite, who will retire at the end of the year after leading Cleveland State for 17 years. Seymour currently serves as vice president for Institutional Advancement at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn.


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November 15, 2013

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.

The advisory committee will meet at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, on the UofM campus in the University Center Bluff Room. Campus and community members are also invited to an open forum to discuss the criteria and search process for the new president from 11 a.m. – noon in the University Center River Room.


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November 14, 2013

The TBR Completion Initiative Support Program is designed to provide grant funds to help TBR campuses increase the educational attainment level of all citizens of the state of Tennessee, with a primary focus on underrepresented and other targeted student populations. For details and application information, visit

http://tbr.edu/offices/accessanddiversity.aspx?id=6108


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November 12, 2013

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.

The Committee Chairs meeting will begin at noon CST and include the following agenda items:

1. Finance and Business Issues

2. Legislative Initiatives and Legislative Briefings

3. Update on the Director’s Search at Morristown


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October 15, 2013

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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September 26, 2013

Effective October 1, 2013, the federal CONUS travel per diems are increasing. Below are rates that will change:

  • Lunch at $51 per diem rate increase from $11 to $12

General Lodging Changes:

  • Level I Counties and Cities increase from $107 to $122 + tax
  • Level II Counties and Cities increase from $97 to $102 + tax
  • Level III Counties and Cities increase from $77 to $83 + tax

Lodging changes under Exception One (chancellor, presidents, directors, etc.)


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