Recent News

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.

Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education
05/28/2020

The College System of Tennessee fully supports the Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education, an array of guidelines and best practices for the health and safety of campus communities while continuing high-quality instruction during the Covid-19 era, Chancellor Flora W. Tydings said today.

Jackson State Community College
05/27/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting Tuesday, June 2, to receive and act on recommendations by Chancellor Flora W. Tydings for the next president of Jackson State Community College and the board’s next general counsel.

The virtual meeting will be streamed live and archived on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu/board/june-2-2020-special-called-board-meeting starting at 8:30 a.m. CT, with consideration of the two appointments the only items on the agenda.

Community Colleges of Appalachia
05/22/2020

Tennessee’s Cleveland State  and Motlow State community colleges captured two of the three annual awards issued by Community Colleges of Appalachia, an association of nearly 100 colleges in 13 Appalachian states from New York to Mississippi.

Jackson State Community College
05/11/2020

The three finalists for the next president of Jackson State Community College will participate in virtual open forums May 11-13.

The schedule for the virtual forums, the finalists' resumes, and links to a live stream of the forums are posted on the Presidential/Executive Searches section of the Tennessee Board of Regents website at https://www.tbr.edu/hr/executivesearches/president-jackson-state-community-college.

The finalists and the dates of their virtual forums are:

Gary Satin & Samantha Benavides
04/28/2020

Nearly 1,500 students from 311 community colleges applied for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships for 2020 – which provide up to $40,000 a year to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

Only 50 students from 17 states were selected as recipients. Two of them are College System of Tennessee students:

News Title Post date
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
Vol State, Nashville State Community Colleges modify service areas; Vol State assumes lead at CHEC 11/23/2015
Board of Regents receives $2m grant to continue increasing grad rates 11/23/2015
TBR Schedules 3 Committee Meetings Nov. 18 11/11/2015
Free online Advanced Placement exam prep courses available to students in TN, nationwide 10/07/2015
TBR reviews progress toward completion goals, approves compensation and capital budget plans at quarterly Board meeting 09/17/2015
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 16-17 in Jackson 09/09/2015
TBR Personnel and Compensation Committee to meet Sept. 2 08/26/2015
TBR Schedules Committee Meetings August 25 08/18/2015
TBR sets new tuition, fee rates for colleges and universities; among lowest in decades 06/19/2015
Watch the June 18-19 Board meeting via LIVE webcast 06/17/2015
TBR to Meet in Quarterly Session June 18-19 at Columbia State; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations 06/09/2015
TBR Affirms 3 New Community College Presidents, TCAT Director 05/27/2015
Anthony Kinkel tapped as new president for Motlow State Pending Board vote Wednesday 05/26/2015
TBR Chancellor Recommends Youlanda Jones-Wilcox as new director of TCATs Covington & Ripley 05/26/2015
Board to vote Wednesday on Tracy Hall as next president for Southwest Tennessee Community College 05/22/2015
TBR Chancellor Recommends Flora Tydings as Chattanooga State’s Next President 05/22/2015
TBR Board Meets May 27 to Approve New Presidents and Director; Audit, Finance, Committee Chairs Committees Meet Too 05/21/2015
TBR campuses show over $15 million in improved efficiencies, planning more 05/15/2015

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