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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 Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 23 02/17/2017
Chattanooga State Community College presidential Search Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 10, after public forum on the campus 02/03/2017
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 7 01/31/2017
Board of Regents approves Search Advisory Committee, criteria for next president of Chattanooga State Community College 01/27/2017
Agenda for Board of Regents special meeting Jan. 27 is amended with two additional items 01/25/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents to meet Jan. 27 to act on search criteria for next president of Chattanooga State Community College 01/23/2017
Students across TBR system participate in MLK Day of Service projects 01/13/2017
Debbie Adams appointed interim president of Chattanooga State Community College effective Feb. 1 01/10/2017
TBR Vice Chancellor Tristan Denley named one of five “higher ed leaders to watch in 2017 (and beyond)” by Education Dive 01/05/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents votes unanimously to appoint Dr. Flora Tydings as next chancellor of the TBR system 12/27/2016
Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and Community Colleges aid relief efforts after wildfires, tornados, severe storms of Nov. 28-30 12/27/2016
Board of Regents to meet Dec. 27 to consider Dr. Flora Tydings as next chancellor of the TBR system 12/21/2016
Tennessee Board of Regents appoints Dr. Allana Hamilton new president of Jackson State Community College 12/16/2016
Allana Hamilton recommended as new president at Jackson State Community College; Board to vote Dec. 15 12/08/2016
Search committee selects three finalists for new Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor 12/02/2016
Tennessee Board of Regents approves new academic programs, receives reports on student success initiatives 12/01/2016
TBR Vice Chancellor James King elected chair of Council on Occupational Education 11/28/2016
Board of Regents quarterly board meeting Dec. 1 in Nashville 11/21/2016
TBR Audit Committee, Personnel & Compensation Committee, Committee Chairs to meet Nov. 15 11/09/2016
Candidates in Jackson State presidential search narrowed to 4. Campus visits scheduled week of Nov. 14 11/07/2016

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