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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Commencement season is in full bloom across the College System of Tennessee as thousands of graduates walk across stages to receive their degrees, diplomas, certificates, pins and other credentials. “Graduation is our highest level of student success,” Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings said.
The meeting is the first of three the committee will hold as it works toward its recommendations on tuition and fees. The committee also plans to meet May 18 and May 30 to complete its recommendations, which will be considered by the full Board of Regents June 22.
Seventy-four educators and economic and workforce development professionals have been awarded certificates as the first graduates of TNTrained, a new initiative of the College System of Tennessee and its partners, the state Department of Economic and Community Development and the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
UT Martin’s Jackson Center and Jackson State Community College will host an open house event on Tuesday, April 17. The event will be held at JSCC’s McWherter Center between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on that day.
In December, UT Martin’s Jackson Center moved from its location on the 45 By-pass to Jackson State’s McWherter Center. The two institutions had entered into an articulation agreement in the fall which ensured a seamless transfer from JSCC to UTM.