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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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August 9, 2011

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of East Tennessee State University has been selected and will meet for the first time Aug. 22.

The advisory committee will meet Monday, Aug. 22, at the ETSU Millennium Centre in Mountain States Health Alliance Meeting Room 237. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. EST. Campus and community members are also invited to an open forum to discuss the search criteria for the new president from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Millennium Centre.


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July 29, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents voted this morning to approve the next step in the process to allow the University of Memphis to establish a satellite campus at the former Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn.

Classes could begin as early as Aug. 27 if approvals and requirements are met.


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July 25, 2011

From Governor Haslam's Newsroom: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that the state has been awarded $1 million to fuel policy innovations and reforms aimed at significantly increasing college completion. The grant is provided by Complete College America as part of its national Completion Innovation Challenge grant competition.


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July 22, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special-called meeting via telephone on Friday, July 29, at 9 a.m. CDT.

The meeting will allow the Board to receive and act on a report from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission about the acquisition of the former Lambuth campus for use by the University of Memphis. Other business will be discussed as needed.

The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Monica Greppin at monica.greppin@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before 4:30 p.m. on July 28.


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July 1, 2011

Three Tennessee Technology centers (TTCs) were acknowledged in their outstanding work as volunteers for the Ollie Otter Booster Seat and Seat Belt Safety program at the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) board meeting held on June 24, 2011.


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June 24, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved increased tuition and fee rates today for the six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology centers it governs. The board also approved a plan to provide a 3 percent cost of living increase for TBR employees.


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June 23, 2011

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has approved and supports Tennessee State University’s academic restructuring plan announced this spring.

The plan discontinued six academic programs that are not productive or mission-essential to the university; reorganized and/or consolidated marginally productive but mission-essential academic programs; realigned a number of academic programs and colleges/schools; and reorganize academic schools and colleges.


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June 15, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Nashville State Community College on Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24.

Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. CDT June 23 in Room S-118 of the Student Services Building. Committees will meet in this order: Finance and Business Operations; Personnel and Compensation; Academic Policies and Programs; Business, Community and Public Affairs; and Committee on Tennessee Technology Centers. The full Board of Regents meeting will begin Friday, June 24, at 9:30 a.m. in the same location.


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June 6, 2011

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, June 13. The committee will discuss recommendations on maintenance fee proposals and tuition as well as changes in mandatory and incidental fees.

Meeting materials are available here.

The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Monica Greppin at monica.greppin@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before noon on June 13.


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May 27, 2011

Two open meetings will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office in Nashville on Tuesday, June 7.

The Audit Committee meeting will begin at 11 a.m. CDT. The agenda includes the following informational reports and will be followed by a closed executive session:


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May 26, 2011

Colleges and universities across the state are transforming the way they prepare Tennessee’s teachers, and the spotlight was on them this Thursday.

As more emphasis is placed on student outcomes through the Race to the Top competition, more attention is focused on preparing teachers to become more successful in the K-12 classroom.


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May 16, 2011

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 23, 2011. The committee will continue discussing a framework for maintenance fee proposals and any other business needed.

The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Monica Greppin at monica.greppin@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before noon on May 23.


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May 12, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents today unanimously approved L. Anthony Wise Jr. as the new president of Pellissippi State Community College.

Wise will assume the presidency on July 1, replacing Allen Edwards, who has served at the college’s helm since 1993.


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May 4, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. (CDT) Thursday, May 12, to consider Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation that Dr. L. Anthony Wise Jr. be appointed president of Pellissippi State Community College. A copy of Wise’s resume is available online at http://www.tbr.edu/offices/chancellor.aspx?id=7022.

The committee will also consider for approval the recommended criteria for the search for a president of East Tennessee State University. Current president Paul Stanton announced his retirement effective January 14, 2012.


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April 18, 2011

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan is speaking out, expressing his concern for the safety of students, faculty and staff on college campuses if a bill being discussed in the legislature to allow guns on public campuses is passed.

Morgan has joined the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro, and numerous other presidents, faculty, staff and students of Tennessee’s public higher education institutions in opposing the bills.


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