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December 6, 2011

Tennessee State University’s accreditation was unconditionally reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges today.


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December 1, 2011

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Volunteer State Community College has been selected and will meet for the first time Thursday, Dec. 15.

The meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. CST in the Thigpen Library of the Rochelle Center on the Vol State campus.

Vol State’s previous president, Warren Nichols, left in October to take the position as vice chancellor for the TBR’s new Community College System. Bruce Scism, Vol State’s vice president of Academic Affairs, was selected to serve as interim president until a permanent president is hired.


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December 1, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session Thursday, Dec. 8, at the TBR Office in Nashville. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the Genesco Training Center.

The Board will hear reports from and approve minutes of the Audit Committee, Ad-Hoc Committee on Conflict of Interest and Ad-Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance.

Action items include approval of the October revised budget, institutional student disciplinary policies, system-wide legislative initiatives, and capital outlay priorities.


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November 17, 2011

Brian Noland is expected to be named the ninth president to lead East Tennessee State University pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Monday.

The Board will meet via telephone at 1:30 p.m. CST on Monday, Nov. 21, to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for Noland to replace Paul Stanton, who will retire from ETSU on Jan. 14 after leading the campus for some 15 years.


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November 15, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents will conduct a meeting via telephone beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST Monday, Nov. 21, to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for a new president at ETSU.


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November 9, 2011

The Regents Online Degree Program will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Master of Science in Nursing program. The public is invited to meet the visit team and share comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 3:20 – 4:00 p.m. CST at the Tennessee Board of Regents Central Office in Room 338 of the Genesco Building located at 1415 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee, 37217-2833.


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November 8, 2011

Three open committee meetings – Audit, Ad-Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay & Capital Maintenance, and Committee Chairs – will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office in Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The Audit Committee meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. CST. The agenda includes:


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November 1, 2011

Over the past two years, universities and community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system have been rewriting course schedules, developing mentorships with local school systems, and rethinking the way teachers have traditionally been taught and trained in school.

The initiative is expected to transform education programs across the state and help Tennessee turn the corner on improving teacher and student performance.


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October 20, 2011

The search advisory committee for a new president of East Tennessee State University narrowed the candidate pool to three finalists after wrapping up interviews with the eight round-one candidates today.

The three finalists will visit the ETSU campus next week to meet with a variety of university constituent groups, including faculty and staff, students and the community.

They are


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October 17, 2011

The search advisory committee for a new president of East Tennessee State University has selected 8 candidates from a list of 49 to bring to Johnson City for the first round of interviews.

The round-one interviews will take place with the search advisory committee this Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19 and 20, in the A and B Ballrooms in the Millennium Centre. Following those interviews, the committee will decide which candidates to invite to return for meetings on the campus with ETSU constituent groups, including faculty, staff and students, during the week of Oct. 24-28.


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October 5, 2011

The presidential search advisory committee at East Tennessee State University will meet Oct. 17 to review applicants for the ETSU president’s post at 10 a.m. EST in the East Tennessee Room of the D.P. Culp University Center.

Committee members will identify leading prospects for consideration, select candidates for the first-round interviews with the search committee, and discuss interview strategies.


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September 23, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents met today at Roane State Community College, where it confirmed the hiring of a new vice chancellor for Community Colleges.

The board approved Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation to appoint Warren Nichols, president of Volunteer State Community College, as the TBR vice chancellor for Community Colleges effective Oct 1.


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September 13, 2011

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has selected Bruce Scism to serve as interim president of Volunteer State Community College beginning Oct. 1.

Scism, currently the vice president for Academic Affairs at Vol State in Gallatin, will assume the leadership role following the departure of Vol State President Warren Nichols, who is recommended to be appointed vice chancellor for community colleges at the TBR Central Office in Nashville.


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August 31, 2011

Four open committee meetings – Audit, Committee Chairs, Ad-Hoc Capital Outlay & Capital Maintenance, and Personnel & Compensation – will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office in Nashville on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The Audit Committee meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT. The agenda includes:

I. Informational reporting


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August 24, 2011

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will recommend to the Board that Warren Nichols be appointed vice chancellor for community colleges at the TBR.

Nichols, who currently serves as president of Volunteer State Community College, was selected after a comprehensive search that included a large group of candidates from across the United States.


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August 23, 2011

AT&T* has announced a $130,000 contribution to the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) to support students enrolled in the new accelerated pathways technical certificate and degree programs in Tennessee community colleges. The AT&T Completion Scholarship Program will fund scholarships to help community college students statewide begin a path toward completing their college degrees. The announcement was made at Nashville State Community College.


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August 23, 2011

AT&T* has announced a $130,000 contribution to the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) to support students enrolled in the new accelerated pathways technical certificate and degree programs in Tennessee community colleges. The AT&T Completion Scholarship Program will fund scholarships to help community college students statewide begin a path toward completing their college degrees. The announcement was made at Nashville State Community College.


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August 22, 2011

A young woman who lost her job, then found a career after attending the Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, won a new car after being named the statewide TTC 2011 Outstanding Student of the Year.


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August 22, 2011

Community college students who want to complete a bachelor’s degree now have a guarantee that their credits will transfer to a public university in Tennessee, if they choose one of 50 different majors offering transfer pathways.

The Tennessee Board of Regents and the UT systems have collaborated to create 50 “Tennessee Transfer Pathways” for timely and cost-effective transitioning from a two- to four-year degree. All pathways are effective for the fall 2011 semester.


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August 12, 2011

The Regents Online Degree Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Master of Science in Nursing program. You are invited to meet the visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in room 204 of the Genesco Building located at 1415 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee, 37217-2833. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:


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