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Southwest to offer classes at UT Martin Somerville Center

Southwest Tennessee Community College will host a ribbon cutting & open house for its newest location at the University of Tennessee at Martin's Somerville Center from 4- 6 p.m., Aug. 13, at 214 Lakeview Road in Somerville. 

Tennessee students celebrate victories at SkillsUSA national competitions

A total of 42 students from 12 Tennessee technical and community colleges won medals at the 2019 SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference by demonstrating their knowledge and expertise across an array of career and technical fields.

Tennessee college students won three Gold medals, 10 Silver and 29 Bronze medals in the NLSC national championships June 22-26 in Louisville, Ky. -- one more medal than the 41 they won last year. In addition, 38 students from 13 campuses were Top Ten certificate winners, scoring at the 90th percentile and above on their exams.

Southwest President Tracy D. Hall, photo by Troy Glasgow

The board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges has appointed Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall to the association's Commission on Economic and Workforce Development.  Her three-year term runs from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2022.

Board approves tuition & fees, building projects

The Tennessee Board of Regents today set tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year and approved a list of new campus building projects that will move to the next step in the state’s funding process for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Tuition and mandatory fees combined average a 2.45 increase from last year – the lowest percentage increase since 1991 at Tennessee’s community colleges and since 2013 at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs). It is the third consecutive year in which combined tuition and fee increases are less than 3 percent.


The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its regular quarterly meeting June 20-21 at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin. The agenda includes board action on student tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year and construction project recommendations for the state’s 2020-21 fiscal year.

Dr. Rebecca Ashford, Dr. Bethany Flora

Two Tennessee community college presidents are among the 46 members of the Leadership Tennessee Class of 2020 announced Monday by the statewide leadership initiative.

Dr. Rebecca Ashford, president of Chattanooga State Community College, and Dr. Bethany Flora, president of Northeast State Community College, are among the seven educators -- five from higher education -- selected for the new Leadership Tennessee class.

News Title Post date
Roane State Presidential Search Committee Outlines Process, Schedule 07/09/2012
TBR Approves Increased Fee/Tuition Rates 06/29/2012
Roane State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; First Meeting Scheduled July 9 06/27/2012
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session June 28-29 06/21/2012
TBR Schedules Three Open Committee Meetings June 12 06/05/2012
TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet May 24 05/16/2012
TBR Approves Philip Oldham as TTU President(2) 05/04/2012
TBR Approves Philip Oldham as TTU President 05/04/2012
TBR Chancellor Recommends Philip Oldham as TTU’s Next President; Board to Meet Friday 05/02/2012
Board Meets May 4 to Consider New TTU President, Criteria for Roane State Search 04/27/2012
TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet April 30 04/23/2012
TTU President Candidate Pool Narrowed to 3 04/12/2012
Tennessee Higher Ed Leaders Focus on College Completion Strategies with Governor Bill Haslam 04/02/2012
TTU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Meets to Review Applicants April 9 04/02/2012
Board to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session March 29 in Nashville 03/23/2012
TBR Approves Jerry Faulkner as VSCC President 03/21/2012
TBR Personnel and Compensation, Finance and Business Committees to Meet March 26 - Agenda item added 03/19/2012
TBR Personnel and Compensation, Finance and Business Committees to Meet March 26 03/19/2012
TBR Chancellor Recommends Jerry Faulkner as VSCC’s Next President 03/16/2012
March 13 TBR Finance Committee Meeting Canceled 03/09/2012