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April 2, 2012

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will lead a conversation with Tennessee college and university leaders Tuesday about the future of postsecondary education and workforce development.


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April 2, 2012

The presidential search advisory committee at Tennessee Tech University will meet Monday, April 9, to review applicants for the TTU president’s post at 10 a.m. CDT in the Eagles Nest at TTU's Hooper Eblen 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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March 23, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session Thursday, March 29, 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 committees, Chancellor John Morgan, and representatives of the college and university presidents as well as the Tennessee Technology Center directors. New business will include a consent agenda addressing TTC program changes, a variety of policy revisions and an out-of-state tuition waiver.


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March 21, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved Jerry Faulkner as the next president for Volunteer State Community College.

Faulkner will assume his leadership role at the college beginning May 15.

The Board met via telephone to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation of Faulkner, who will replace Bruce Scism, Vol State’s interim president. (See the press release announcing Morgan’s recommendation.)


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March 19, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold two open committee meetings via telephone on Monday, March 26.

The Personnel and Compensation Committee will meet at 1 p.m. CDT to consider a compensation proposal submitted by Austin Peay State University and any other business brought before the committee.


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March 19, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold two open committee meetings via telephone on Monday, March 26.

The Personnel and Compensation Committee will meet at 1 p.m. CDT to consider a compensation proposal submitted by Austin Peay State University and any other business brought before the committee.


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March 16, 2012

Jerry Faulkner is expected to be named the next president to lead Volunteer State Community College pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on March 21.

The Board will meet via telephone at 10:30 a.m. CT on Wednesday, March 21, to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation of Faulkner, who will replace Bruce Scism, Vol State’s interim president.

If approved, Faulkner will arrange a smooth transition from Cleveland State Community College, where he currently serves as vice president for Academic Affairs. A specific date has not yet been set.


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March 9, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents canceled its Committee on Finance and Business Operations meeting previously scheduled for March 13. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.The other two open committee meetings scheduled for March 13 – Audit Committee and Committee Chairs – will meet as scheduled at the TBR central office in Nashville.The Audit Committee meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT, and the Committee Chairs will meet at 12:45 p.m. Agendas for both meetings are available online at www.tbr.edu.


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March 6, 2012

Three open committee meetings – Audit, Committee Chairs, and Finance and Business Operations* – will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office in Nashville on Tuesday, March 13.

*(NOTE - THE FINANCE AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED.)

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


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March 2, 2012

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will lead a conversation with Tennessee college and university leaders Tuesday about the future of postsecondary education and workforce development.


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March 2, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance will hold a meeting via telephone on Thursday, March 8, at 2 p.m. CST to discuss the revised capital outlay prioritization formula.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. CST on March 7.The Tennessee Board of Regents is the nation’s sixth largest higher education system, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions.


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February 29, 2012

The search for a new president at Tennessee State University is expected to begin in May with the engagement of a search firm to attract a strong pool of applicants from across the country.


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February 23, 2012

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 1. The committee will continue reviewing background information and materials related to mandatory and incidental fee requests and discuss principles to guide consideration of fee requests for fiscal year 2012-13.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 5 p.m. Feb.


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February 16, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a telephonic meeting beginning at 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, Feb. 23, to review and act upon a recommendation to appoint Lynn Kreider as the director of the Tennessee Technology Center in Murfreesboro.Kreider is the former president at Colby Community College in Kansas. He holds a doctorate in education and a Master of Science degree from Wilmington University.


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February 16, 2012

College students use tech tools for everything from ordering pizza to playing games. Now the same technology software is being used to help them decide which courses will help them graduate faster, which courses will result in better grades, and even what subject to choose for a major.The technology, developed by Austin Peay State University’s provost Tristan Denley, uses data to first identify the course requirements for the student’s major, then find the classes in which the student is most likely to perform well.


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February 15, 2012

The three finalists for the presidency of Volunteer State Community College will participate in interviews and campus forums Feb. 28 through March 2. The finalists, Bonny Copenhaver, provost of Motlow State Community College; Jerry Faulkner, vice president for Academic Affairs at Cleveland State Community College; and Michael McDonald, State Representative - 44th District, will each interview with the Presidential Search Advisory Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 29.The committee interviews will begin with Faulkner at 1:15 p.m. CST, Copenhaver at 2:45 p.m. and McDonald at 4:15 p.m.


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February 1, 2012

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, Feb. 9. The committee will review background information and materials related to mandatory and incidental fee requests and discuss principles to guide consideration of fee requests for fiscal year 2012-13.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 5 p.m. Feb.


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January 31, 2012

The Search Advisory Committee members for a new president of Tennessee Technological University have been selected and will meet for the first time in February following a public forum about the search process.

The advisory committee will meet Friday, Feb. 17, in the TTU University Center MultiPurpose Room. The meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. CST. Campus and community members are also invited to an open forum to discuss the search process for the new president from 11 a.m. – noon in the same location.


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January 31, 2012

Governor Haslam presented his FY 2012-13 budget recommendations to the General Assembly on Jan. 30. Below is a summary of some items pertinent to Tennessee Board of Regents institutions.Operating Funds - Recurring• A recurring state funding reduction of $12.1 million is recommended, equal to 2.1% of current state appropriations. This reduction is significantly less than the 5% reduction that higher education institutions were notified might be possible in Fall 2011.


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January 25, 2012

The search advisory committee for a new president of Volunteer State Community College will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 1, beginning at 12:45 p.m. CST in the Rochelle Center of Vol State’s Thigpen Library. The committee met in January and narrowed the pool of 35 applicants to a list of 12 first-round candidates. Since then, committee members have been carefully reviewing the candidates’ dossiers, checking references and collecting additional relevant information.


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