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May 30, 2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene for a special called meeting Tuesday, June 6, to review and consider recommendations for two senior-level staff appointments: chief audit executive and vice chancellor of business and finance.

The board’s committee chairs and its Audit Committee will also meet on the same day.


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Gov. Bill Haslam at Southwest Tennessee Community College
May 15, 2017 Southwest Tennessee Community College

Gov. Bill Haslam wrapped up the 2017 Spring Commencement season for Tennessee's community colleges by addressing graduates at Southwest Tennessee Community College on Saturday.

It was the second consecutive Saturday that Gov. Haslam spent on the road addressing graduates and honoring the first class of Tennessee Promise students to graduate. He was also the main commencement speaker at Cleveland State Community College on May 6.


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Dr. Rebecca Ashford
May 12, 2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Rebecca Ashford as the next president of Chattanooga State Community College, effective July 10. “I am honored and humbled to be selected as the next president of Chattanooga State. I look forward to working with the faculty and staff to build upon the college's successes in meeting the community's educational and workforce needs,” she said.


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Pellissippi Campus
May 11, 2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Finance and Business Operations Committee will meet May 18 to continue its discussions on student tuition and mandatory fees for the 2017-18 academic year.


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Gov. Haslam delivers Commencement address at Cleveland State Community College
May 9, 2017 Cleveland State Community College

Gov. Bill Haslam promised Tennessee Promise students at Cleveland State Community College two years ago that he would be back for their graduation. He fulfilled that promise Saturday, delivering the spring commencement address.


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Chancellor Flora W. Tydings delivers UT Martin spring commencement address
May 9, 2017

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings delivered the spring commencement address at the University of Tennessee at Martin Saturday, telling graduates about “the three ‘tudes’ of success”: fortitude, gratitude and attitude. 


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Roane State students at their Commencement Friday
May 5, 2017

Commencement season opened today, Friday, May 5, for students in the College System of Tennessee with ceremonies at Roane State and Pellissippi State community colleges and continue through next week.

Gov. Bill Haslam will deliver the commencement addresses Saturday at Cleveland State Community College and May 13 at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. The Southwest ceremonies are set for FedExForum.


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Chattanooga State Community College
May 5, 2017

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings will recommend Dr. Rebecca Ashford as the next president of Chattanooga State Community College in a special called meeting of the board on Friday, May 12.


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Spilled Ink, Vol. 1, No. 1
April 28, 2017 Jackson State Community College

Jackson State's Creative Writing Club has created and issued the first print edition of Spilled Ink, the college's new student literary journal.


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April 28, 2017

The Board of Regents Personnel and Compensation Committee approved four administrative appointments recommended by Chancellor Flora Tydings as part of a strategic reorganization of the TBR system office to reflect its streamlined mission as a unified community and technical college system under the state’s FOCUS Act.


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April 21, 2017

The Personnel and Compensation Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in a special called session Thursday, April 27, to receive and consider recommendations for appointments to executive staff positions reporting to the chancellor.


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Chattanooga State Community College
April 14, 2017

Four finalists have been selected in the search for the next president of Chattanooga State Community College. All four will participate in campus visits and forums April 19 through April 25, the next step in the selection process.


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TCAT Outstanding Student of the Year Travis France
April 11, 2017 College of Applied Technology

Travis France was selected as the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Outstanding Student of the Year Monday night in Chattanooga. France is a student at TCAT-Morristown and is from Newport, Tenn.


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Students at work on their building and carpentry skills
April 7, 2017 College of Applied Technology

The future workforce of Tennessee will be on full display at the SkillsUSA Tennessee championship competitions to be held in Chattanooga Monday-Wednesday, April 10-12. More than 2,500 career and technical education students from high schools and colleges across the state will compete in 120 contests.


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Pellissippi State Students
April 6, 2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Finance and Business Operations Committee will meet April 13 by telephone conference call to begin discussions on maintenance fees and tuition for the 2017-18 academic year.


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Tennessee Board of Regents meets March 31, 2017
April 3, 2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents appointed a new director at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Morristown, heard a report from students on the Tennessee Promise scholarship program, approved changes in some student incidental fees and acted on other items on the agenda in its regular quarterly meeting Friday, March 31. 


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Board of Regents appoints Jerry Young director at TCAT-Morristown
April 3, 2017 College of Applied Technology

The Tennessee Board of Regents appointed Jerry S. Young as the new director at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Morristown


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College of Applied Technology Smyrna ribbon cutting
April 3, 2017 College of Applied Technology

Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings joined Nissan officials to formally open the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Murfreesboro’s Smyrna Campus and Nissan Training Center. The state-of-the-art facility offers high-quality programs to prepare Tennessee students and Nissan employees for careers in advanced manufacturing and other fields.


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March 24, 2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in its regular quarterly session March 31 in Smyrna with an agenda that includes changes in some student incidental fees requested by colleges, appointment of a new director at TCAT-Morristown and a report by students on the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.  A day earlier, on March 30, Regents will also convene for a board retreat in Murfreesboro. 


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March 7, 2017

Two TBR committees -- Audit, and Finance and Business Operations --  as well as the chairs of all the board’s committees, will meet Tuesday, March 14, to review a number of items in advance of the full board’s next quarterly meeting on March 31. The Audit Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m., the Finance and Business Operations Committee will meet at 12:30 p.m., and the Committee Chairs will meet at 1 p.m. All three meetings will be held in Rooms 201-202-203 at the TBR system office at 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tenn., 37214.


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