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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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April 11, 2011

A slight change has been made to the interview schedules for two of the candidates for president at Pellissippi State Community College.

The 4-5 p.m. ET receptions for David H. Devier and L. Anthony Wise have been swapped. Devier’s reception will now be held on Tuesday, April 12, and Wise’s reception is changed to Wednesday, April 13. No changes have been made to James L. Barrott’s schedule. An updated itinerary for all three candidates is available on the TBR.edu website at http://tbr.edu/offices/chancellor.aspx?id=7022.


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April 6, 2011

On-campus interviews have been scheduled for the three finalists for the presidency of Pellissippi State Community College – James L. Barrott, David H. Devier and L. Anthony Wise. Each candidate will take part in campus-wide question-and-answer meetings with faculty, students, staff and administrators.


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March 25, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents voted to make it less expensive for students to graduate from the state’s 13 community colleges and elected Governor Bill Haslam chairman of the board at its quarterly meeting held at Northeast State Community College March 25.

While other incidental fees may be increasing at schools across the state, Tennessee’s community colleges have decided to eliminate their graduation fees. The move will encourage more students to cap their community college experience with an associate’s degree before transferring to a four-year university.


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March 17, 2011

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Pellissippi State Community College will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 30, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Pellissippi State campus. The meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time.

The committee will narrow its list of candidates to invite for campus interviews.

All meetings of the presidential search advisory committee are open to the press and the public as observers.


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March 17, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Northeast State Community College in Blountville on Friday, March 25. The Board meeting will begin at 10 a.m. EDT in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts Auditorium.


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March 9, 2011

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Pellissippi State Community College will hold its second meeting on Wednesday, March 16, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Pellissippi State campus. The meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time.

The committee will discuss narrowing its list of candidates for consideration.

All meetings of the presidential search advisory committee are open to the press and the public as observers.


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March 1, 2011

Four open meetings will be held at the Tennessee Board of Regents central office on Tuesday, March 8, beginning at 12:45 p.m. CST. Committees will meet consecutively throughout the afternoon. The proposed schedule for the day will be:


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February 7, 2011

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next telephonic meeting at 2 p.m. CT on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    1) Call to order 2) Remarks by Chairperson/Chancellor 3) New Business
    a. Review & discussion of mandatory & incidental fee requests
    i. Overview of fee request ii. Review of selected fees iii. Committee discussion
    4) Other business 5) Adjourn


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January 24, 2011

The Tennessee Board of Regents has begun the search for a new president at Pellissippi State Community College. Criteria and search process details are available online .

PSCC’s current president, Dr. Allen Edwards, has announced his plans to retire effective June 30. Read more about Edwards and his legacy at PSCC .


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January 24, 2011

The Finance and Business Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a telephonic meeting at 2 p.m. CT on Monday, Jan. 31, 2010. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:


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December 6, 2010

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan announced today that Portia Holmes Shields, former president of Albany State University, will serve as interim president of Tennessee State University beginning Jan. 2.

TSU’s current president, Melvin Johnson, announced in July his plans to retire on Jan. 1.


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December 5, 2010

Higher education leaders across the state, including Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan, joined Governor Phil Bredesen, both gubernatorial hopefuls, and many business officials at a Complete College Tennessee Summit in Nashville on Tuesday, Oct. 26.


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November 5, 2010

Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates say they’re impressed with what’s happening with education reform in Tennessee, including programs at the Tennessee Board of Regents.

The couple toured the Tennessee Technology Center in Nashville yesterday during their visit to Tennessee to see how the state’s commitment to reforming education is proceeding.


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