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Cris Perkins, assistant vice chancellor for strategic advancement
August 2, 2018

Cris Perkins has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for strategic advancement at the College System of Tennessee, assuming responsibility for system-level development, advancement and fundraising to bolster its Student Success and Workforce Development mission.

Perkins’ work also will support the development activities at the College System’s 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.


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Jackson State Community College
August 1, 2018 Jackson State Community College

People working in law enforcement and criminal justice fields seeking to advance their careers or students wanting to enter those fields quickly can take advantage of the new associate of applied science degree in criminal justice at Jackson State Community College.

The new two-year degree program launches this fall.


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Mechatronics instructors and students
July 31, 2018

Four Tennessee community colleges are each receiving a $250,000 state grant to help high school students earn two-year degrees in the high-demand field of mechatronics.

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings announced that Chattanooga State, Cleveland State, Motlow State and Roane State community colleges will receive the funding. The grants were funded by a $1 million appropriation in the Fiscal Year 2018-19 State Budget proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam and approved by the Tennessee General Assembly.


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Signing Day at TCAT Knoxville
July 25, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved criteria for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville.

President Dwight E. Murphy is resigning as president of TCAT Knoxville effective Dec. 31. He  has served a dual role as president of TCAT Knoxville and TCAT Oneida/Huntsville for six years, and is resigning as president of the Knoxville campus only, remaining as head of the Scott County campuses.


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Tennessee students rack up awards at SkillsUSA 2018 championship
July 23, 2018

A total of 41 students from 11 College System of Tennessee campuses won medals at the 2018 SkillsUSA National Championship, demonstrating their knowledge and expertise across an array of career and technical skills.

Gold medal winners from the 2018 Tennessee postsecondary SkillsUSA competition, held in March in Chattanooga, traveled with their advisors to Louisville, Ky., last month for the national competition.  The SkillsUSA National Championship is an annual event showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation.  


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July 18, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet by telephone conference call Wednesday, July 25, to review and approve criteria for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville.


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July 2, 2018

Eight Tennessee community colleges are among 20 institutions across the U.S. accepted into the 2018 class of the Achieving the Dream Network, strengthening their commitment to college access and the success of all students.


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Community college graduates
June 26, 2018

Students who earned a degree, certificate or other credential from Tennessee’s public community and technical colleges in the 2016-17 academic year are projected to earn a total of $940.7 million annually during their working careers – about $224.2 million more each year than they would without a postsecondary credential, according to a new economic impact study by the Center for Economic Research in Tennessee.


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Tennessee Board of Regents
June 22, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved student tuition rates for the 2018-19 academic year Friday – a 2.7 percent increase at community colleges and 3 percent at colleges of applied technology, the fourth consecutive year of increases under 4 percent and the lowest four-year average increase in decades.


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Northeast State Community College
June 20, 2018

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for the next president of Northeast State Community College, and the committee will convene its first meeting Aug. 16 at Northeast’s main campus in Blountville.

The 17-member committee includes four members of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the college’s governing board, and representatives of the Northeast faculty, staff, students and alumni, and the local community. The committee will be chaired by Regent Tom Griscom.


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June 15, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its summer quarterly meeting Thursday and Friday, June 21-22, at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tenn. The agenda includes action on student tuition and fees for the 2018-19 school year.


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Nursing Students at Jackson State
June 1, 2018 Jackson State Community College

Every graduate passed the NCLEX on first attempt, an achievement earning praise from the Tennessee Board of Nursing.


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Marine Services Technician
May 30, 2018 Chattanooga State Community College
TCAT Chattanooga and Chattanooga State agreement allows for seamless transition.

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Jon Mandrell Headshot
May 30, 2018

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Jon D. Mandrell as president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro, effective July 1.

Mandrell is currently vice president of academics and student services at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill., where he has worked in teaching and administrative roles since 2008.


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May 23, 2018

The Board will consider appointment of a new president of TCAT Murfreesboro. Other meetings include the Board's committee chairs, Audit Committee and Finance & Business Operations Committee, which will consider recommendations for 2018-19 student tuition and fees.


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Columbia State and Belmont Sign Agreement
May 17, 2018 Columbia State Community College
This new agreement—which provides deeper connections between the two programs and streamlines services and admissions for students—aims to assist students in pursuing a bachelor's degree after community college in Tennessee.

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Thompson and Ashford Headshots
May 15, 2018

Young American Leaders, a Harvard Business School initiative that convenes leaders from 12 U.S. cities, works to develop leaders to make local communities prosper.


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Jon Mandrell Headshot
May 14, 2018

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings will recommend Dr. Jon D. Mandrell for the Murfreesboro presidency at a special called meeting of the board on May 30. Mandrell is currently vice president of academics and student services at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill., where he has worked in a number of teaching and administrative roles since 2008.


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Commencement 2018
May 10, 2018

New analysis of first TN Promise class at Tennessee’s community colleges, through its five semesters of eligibility, shows a 52.2% success rate -- students who graduated, transferred or were still enrolled.


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May 10, 2018

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet by telephone conference call at 9:30 a.m. CT Friday, May 18, to continue its discussion of student tuition and mandatory fees for the 2018-19 academic year.


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