Recent News

TBR News
08/06/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting Aug. 12 to consider policy revisions required by new federal Title IX regulations and a new Infectious Disease Policy for the state's community and technical colleges.

Jackson State Classroom
06/18/2020

Students attending Tennessee’s public community colleges and colleges of applied technology will see no tuition or fee increase during the upcoming academic year as a result of action today by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Dr. Carol Puryear
06/18/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Carol Puryear as president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro, where she has served as interim president since May 2019.

She previously led the college as its director from 2007 to 2012, when she left to join the Tennessee Board of Regents system staff, first as associate vice chancellor of instruction and special projects for all 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and, since 2017, as vice chancellor of economic and community development.

TBR News
06/12/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene its regular quarterly meeting June 18-19, with an agenda that includes consideration of tuition, fees and budgets for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Board of Regents governs Tennessee’s 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology.

Vol State Springfield science lab
06/05/2020

Volunteer State Community College's Springfield campus has received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education Commission to offer complete college degree programs in Robertson County starting this fall semester 2020. The college has offered classes at the Springfield campus since 2011 but until now, students have had to combine the courses offered in Springfield with other courses held online or on the Vol State Gallatin campus to obtain a degree.

George J. Pimentel, Brian A. Lapps Jr.
06/02/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. George J. Pimentel as the next president of Jackson State Community College, effective July 1.  A U.S. Army infantry veteran, he has been vice president of academic affairs at Volunteer State Community College since 2014 and has 26 years of teaching and academic administrative experience.

News Title Post date
TBR colleges, THEC offer assistance to students of Brightwood College, Virginia College 12/06/2018
CMT’S Empowering Education initiative partners with the College System of Tennessee to encourage residents to pursue higher education 11/15/2018
Board of Regents appoints next presidents of Northeast State Community College and TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville 11/13/2018
Board of Regents to consider appointment of Kelli Chaney as president of TN College of Applied Technology at Knoxville 11/12/2018
Board of Regents to meet Nov. 13 to consider appointment of new presidents at Northeast State Community College & TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville 11/06/2018
Finalists selected for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville 10/29/2018
Finalists chosen for Northeast State Community College presidency 10/10/2018
Board of Regents approves 25% increase in Drive to 55 target number of degree recipients at community colleges 09/28/2018
Overall enrollment in TN community colleges increases 1.3% this fall. Overall adult enrollment up 17.4 percent. TN Reconnect enrollment is 14,692 09/28/2018
Columbia University study concludes Tennessee’s community colleges are ahead of other states’ systems in guided pathways reforms that bolster student success 09/21/2018
Board of Regents fall quarterly meeting Sept. 27-28 at Dyersburg State. Agenda includes reports on enrollment, graduation rates, Drive to 55 degree targets 09/21/2018
Jackson State Community College's Radiologic Technology students achieve 100% pass rate on national certification exam 09/19/2018
Tennessee Board of Regents and the College System of Tennessee thank UT President Joe DiPietro for his years of service to UT and Tennesseans 09/17/2018
Board of Regents Audit Committee and committee chairs to meet Sept. 11 09/04/2018
Search Advisory Committee for next president of TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville meets Sept. 5 08/29/2018
Tennessee's community colleges welcome more than 80,000 students – including adult learners in new tuition-free TN Reconnect program – on first day of fall semester 08/27/2018
AT&T donates $81,000 to TN Colleges of Applied Technology to support improved student training in Information Technology 08/16/2018
Educators, economic development professionals assemble for second TNTrained class 08/10/2018
Cris Perkins appointed chief development & advancement officer for College System of Tennessee 08/02/2018
Four community colleges win grants for high school Mechatronics programs 07/31/2018

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