John Long

Student Regent

Mr. John Long was appointed by Governor Bill Lee to serve as the Student Regent for 2022-2023. 

Long is a 2019 graduate of Summertown High School where he was involved in Interact Club, Student Council and played on the Varsity Basketball Team.  He graduated from Columbia State Community College with a General Transfer degree in May 2021 and is currently attending Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Hohenwald in the Electro-Mechanical Technology Program.  During his time in the program, he has earned his Electrical/Electronics Assembler and Electrician Helper Certificates.  

Long has a strong family connection to education - his father is a former high school Mathematics teacher and current administrator; his sister is a 6th grade English teacher and his mother is employed by Columbia State Community College. He hopes his experiences as both a community college graduate and TCAT student will make him a strong representative for all the students of the Tennessee Board of Regents institutions.