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More than 2,000 Fall Semester graduates were awarded their degrees and certificates at commencement ceremonies at several of our community and technical colleges in December.

About half of the 40 College System of Tennessee institutions hold Fall commencements. Fall Semester graduates of colleges without December ceremonies can participate in their college's Spring Semester graduation ceremonies, which are held at all the colleges.

A sampling of December commencements across the System:

TN Board of Regents December 2019 meeting

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved 12 new training programs at nine Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology across the state, and expanded learning-support programs for students of the TCATs.

In other action during the board’s quarterly meeting, Regents received a report on various measures of student success, including dual enrollment of high school students taking college courses and earning college credits.

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next regular quarterly meeting Dec. 12, with an agenda that includes consideration of budget revisions, 12 new student training programs at Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and the annual satisfaction survey of graduates of the technical colleges and their employers.


The Tennessee Board of Regents is launching a periodic review of its 2015-25 Strategic Plan, starting Dec. 11 when a new TBR Strategic Plan Steering Committee will convene to begin planning the review.

TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee meets April 23

Two committees of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chairs of the board’s six standing committees will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19, to consider and review a number of items in advance of the board’s next quarterly meeting in December.

The Audit Committee will meet at 10 a.m., followed consecutively by meetings of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and the committee chairs. The meetings will be held in the board room at the TBR system office, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, TN 37214.

Dr. Robert Denn is new TBR Veterans Coordinator

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings has designated Dr. Robert Denn, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, to serve as Veterans Coordinator for the College System of Tennessee, the state’s 40 community and technical colleges.

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