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Dr. Orinthia Montague, Dr. Melody Edmonds

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Orinthia T. Montague as the next president of Volunteer State Community College and Dr. Melody Edmonds as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology McMinnville, both effective Sept. 1.

Search committee appointed for next president of Dyersburg State Community College

A Search Advisory Committee that will lead and assist the Tennessee Board of Regents' search for the next president of Dyersburg State Community College has been appointed and will meet for its orientation session and a public forum on Aug. 18.

Board of Regents Member Greg Duckett will chair the 17-member committee, which also includes Regents Mark George, Nisha Powers and Emily J. Reynolds; representatives of the college’s faculty, staff, students and alumni, and business and community representatives from the Dyersburg area. The complete list of members is below.

Volunteer State Community College

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting July 27 to consider the appointments of the next presidents of Volunteer State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at McMinnville.


Four finalists have been selected for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at McMinnville. All four will participate in campus interviews and public forums on the McMinnville campus July 15, the next step in the presidential search.

The finalists are:

Nashville State & Southwest Tennessee community colleges earn VETS Campus certification

Nashville State Community College and Southwest Tennessee Community College have earned certification as Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Campuses, designating their supportive environment and services to help veterans successfully transition from military service to college.

Tennessee students bring home SkillsUSA medals

Career and technical education students from across Tennessee demonstrated excellence and brought home medals and honors at the 2021 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference last week.

The annual SkillsUSA conference and its national championship competitions showcased the nation’s best career and technical education (CTE) students, who competed in 106different trade, technical and leadership events. The 2021 SkillsUSA Championships were held virtually due to pandemic-related travel restrictions.

News Title Post date
Chancellor David Gregory's statement regarding the campus gun bill 05/02/2016
Candidates for Walters State Presidential Search Narrowed to 3; Campus Visits Scheduled Week of April 18 04/11/2016
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet April 12 04/06/2016
Transforming remedial programs = Dramatic gains in student success 04/05/2016
TBR sees success rates for unprepared students soar; Approves new programs, fees and naming opportunities 03/30/2016
TBR plans quarterly meeting March 30 at Columbia State’s new Williamson campus 03/24/2016
TBR Schedules 4 Committee Meetings March 15 03/08/2016
TBR task force to review campus safety and security commences March 4 03/02/2016
TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Feb. 25 02/18/2016
Walters State presidential search public forum and search committee meet Feb. 24 02/18/2016
TBR plans Feb. 18 meeting to discuss FOCUS Act, campus safety 02/11/2016
Tennessee Board of Regents Co-Requisite Remediation Model Produces Giant Leaps in Student Success in Math and English 01/29/2016
TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Feb. 4 01/28/2016
TBR Appoints David Gregory Acting Chancellor 01/21/2016
TBR to Meet Jan. 21 to Appoint Acting Chancellor, Approve Search Criteria for Walters State President 01/19/2016
TBR Chancellor John Morgan to retire Jan. 31 01/07/2016
TBR hears Governor’s proposal for new structure, update on system-wide student success and campus security 12/10/2015
TBR Schedules Quarterly Board Meeting Dec. 10 in Nashville 12/04/2015
TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s Statement Regarding Today’s Announcement On Higher Education Governance 12/01/2015