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July 7, 2010

Chancellor Charles Manning announced today that he has accepted the retirement of Melvin Johnson as president of Tennessee State University effective January 1, 2011. Johnson cited family and personal reasons for his decision to step down from the presidency. According to Manning, “Melvin Johnson is a hard-working man of great integrity, and he has been a pleasure to work with. We respect his decision to retire from the presidency at TSU and return to the classroom.”


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June 25, 2010

Board of Regents Approves Tuition Increases

Almost Three-Quarters of University and Community College Students Will See Increase of Around 6% or Less


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September 25, 2009

Chancellor Charles Manning announced today that the Tennessee Board of Regents system is experiencing a substantial increase in its fall enrollment. “In fact, the system is experiencing the highest enrollment in its history” said Manning. “We are now educating and providing training for over 200,000 citizens across the state. Reaching this significant milestone gives us a greater opportunity to make real strides in raising the educational attainment level of Tennessee.”


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July 21, 2009

The Regents Educational Assistance Program (REAP) in Perry County will be up and running full speed on July 27. The program is designed to provide displaced workers living in Perry County with one year’s free tuition at Columbia State Community College, Nashville State Community College, or the Tennessee Technology Technology Center at Hohenwald. Any Perry County resident who is unemployed and not currently enrolled at any other public or private educational institution (including high school, proprietary school, college or university) is eligible for the free tuition program.


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June 23, 2009

Beginning this year, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the national organization that ensures quality in teacher education, will introduce a new approach to accrediting nearly 700 teacher education programs that prepare a majority of the nation’s teachers.


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June 19, 2009

The Tennessee Board of Regents today voted to approve tuition increases that will result in additional revenue of 7.1% at the University of Memphis, an average of 6.1% at the five TBR state universities (APSU, ETSU, MTSU, TSU, and TTU), an average of 5.5% at the state’s community colleges, and 5.5% at the technology centers. Except at the technology centers, where the 5.5% is an across-the-board tuition increase, these are tuition REVENUE increases, NOT tuition increases.


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January 20, 2009

Chancellor Charles Manning today announced that Dale Sims has agreed to serve as interim Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance at the Tennessee Board of Regents. The former occupant of that position, Bob Adams, has accepted a new position in Arkansas and his last day at TBR was January 14. Sims is the former Tennessee State Treasurer, a position he had held from 2003 until January 15, 2009.


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January 14, 2009

Meeting in special telephonic session, the Tennessee Board of Regents on January 14 took up amendments to the General Personnel Policy, policy 5:01:00:00, an agenda item postponed from the December 3 regular quarterly meeting. The board voted unanimously to approve the policy as amended (attached). Under the new policy, in times of severe state budget shortfall or impoundment, the chancellor has the authority to approve requests from TBR institutions to reduce compensation, mandate furloughs without pay, and/or reduce the amount of time worked.


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June 26, 2008

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Charles Manning today announced he will retire as chancellor at the end of FY 2008-2009, with his resignation becoming effective June 30, 2009. In a prepared statement he read to the board at its quarterly meeting today, Manning said, “I recently heard Governor Bredesen make a point in a speech I very much appreciated: he said he is seeking at the end of his term to leave Tennessee with higher expectations of itself and what it can accomplish.


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June 26, 2008

The Tennessee Board of Regents today voted unanimously to increase tuition at five TBR universities (APSU, ETSU, MTSU, TSU, and TTU) by 6% beginning this fall, with tuition at the University of Memphis increasing by 7%. A 6% tuition increase will also go into effect at all community colleges and technology centers. Tuition at the U of M Law School will increase by 14%, at the ETSU school of medicine by 5%, and at the ETSU School of Pharmacy by 9%.


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June 22, 2008
The Tennessee Board of Regents system has 70 low-producing university and community college programs under final review this year for possible elimination due to the low number of graduates. The review process is a part of TBR’s standard 3-year review cycle, which was put in place in 2003 as one of the system’s efforts to streamline its operations and reduce costs.

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June 10, 2008
The Business and Finance Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents today voted to recommend to the full board that tuition at five TBR universities (APSU, ETSU, MTSU, TSU, and TTU) be increased by 6% beginning this fall, with tuition at the University of Memphis increasing by 7%. A 6% tuition increase is recommended at all community colleges and technology centers. Tuition at the U of M Law School would increase by 14%, at the ETSU school of medicine by 5%, and at the ETSU School of Pharmacy by 9%.

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June 2, 2008

CIO magazine has announced the Tennessee Board of Regents, the State University and Community College System of Tennessee, is a recipient of a 2008 CIO 100 award. The 21st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world, including those from the private business sector, that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). TBR was recognized for its outstanding success in implementing the Banner® administrative software system.


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