Recent News

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.

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.

News Title Post date
Southwest Tennessee Community College Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; Open Forum, First Meeting Scheduled Jan. 26 01/21/2015
Fannie Hewlett named Interim President at Chatt State 01/14/2015
President Obama Visits Pellissippi State 01/09/2015
TBR reviews efficiencies and approves reverse transfer program, strategic plan 12/11/2014
Tennessee Board of Regents and Nissan Break Ground on Joint Training Center 12/08/2014
TBR plans review of higher ed funding gaps, Personnel Committee and Quarterly Board meetings Dec. 10 and 11 in Nashville 12/03/2014
Governor, TBR Vice Chancellor to speak at Obama’s College Opportunity Summit Thursday 12/02/2014
Chattanooga State’s President Catanzaro to Retire Dec. 31 12/01/2014
TBR Approves New TCAT Directors 11/26/2014
TBR Schedules Committees and Called Board Meeting Nov. 25 11/18/2014
TBR Personnel Committee to Meet via Telephone Nov. 18 11/11/2014
TBR Puts Focus on Accessibility 11/04/2014
TBR Reviews TN Promise, Completion Agenda, New Workforce Programs and Chancellor Evaluation 09/29/2014
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 25-26 09/29/2014
TBR Schedules Two Committee Meetings for Sept. 12 09/05/2014
TBR Votes to Increase Student Fees 06/20/2014
TBR Finance Committee Recommends Tuition Rates; Board to Vote on Increases Tomorrow 06/20/2014
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session June 19-20; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations 06/11/2014
TBR Chancellor Helps Launch Multi-State Coalition of Higher Ed Leaders in Support of Common Core 06/10/2014
Chancellor Among Higher Ed Leaders in NY, MD, TN Joining in Support of Common Core 06/09/2014

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