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High school students at Signing Day at TCAT Nashville's Portland Campus
02/20/2020

Across Tennessee today, proud parents and school administrators cheered on hundreds of high school students who signed on to pursuing career and technical educations at Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

It was National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day across the state and nation – an event modeled after the NCAA’s National Signing Day for high school athletes. National CTE (Career & Technical Education) Signing Day honors students choosing to enroll in technical colleges to further their educations.

TBR News
02/05/2020

The Audit Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11, to receive and consider a recommendation to hire an investigative audit manager. The committee has authority to hire new audit staff members.

The meeting will be held by telephone conference call at 2:30 p.m. CT Feb. 11. The meeting is open to the public, and anyone wishing to join the call as listeners should contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason at 615-366-3927 or sonja.mason@tbr.edu by 9 a.m. Feb. 11 for call-in information.

02/03/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Friday, Feb. 7, to begin discussions of student fees at the state’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology for the 2020-21 academic year.

The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 1 p.m. CT. The meeting is open; anyone wishing to join the call as listeners should contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason at 615-366-3927 or sonja.mason@tbr.edu by 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, for call-in information.

A Vol State grad's hope for the future
12/20/2019

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
12/12/2019

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
12/06/2019

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.

News Title Post date
CMT’S Empowering Education initiative partners with the College System of Tennessee to encourage residents to pursue higher education 11/15/2018
Board of Regents appoints next presidents of Northeast State Community College and TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville 11/13/2018
Board of Regents to consider appointment of Kelli Chaney as president of TN College of Applied Technology at Knoxville 11/12/2018
Board of Regents to meet Nov. 13 to consider appointment of new presidents at Northeast State Community College & TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville 11/06/2018
Finalists selected for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville 10/29/2018
Finalists chosen for Northeast State Community College presidency 10/10/2018
Board of Regents approves 25% increase in Drive to 55 target number of degree recipients at community colleges 09/28/2018
Overall enrollment in TN community colleges increases 1.3% this fall. Overall adult enrollment up 17.4 percent. TN Reconnect enrollment is 14,692 09/28/2018
Columbia University study concludes Tennessee’s community colleges are ahead of other states’ systems in guided pathways reforms that bolster student success 09/21/2018
Board of Regents fall quarterly meeting Sept. 27-28 at Dyersburg State. Agenda includes reports on enrollment, graduation rates, Drive to 55 degree targets 09/21/2018
Jackson State Community College's Radiologic Technology students achieve 100% pass rate on national certification exam 09/19/2018
Tennessee Board of Regents and the College System of Tennessee thank UT President Joe DiPietro for his years of service to UT and Tennesseans 09/17/2018
Board of Regents Audit Committee and committee chairs to meet Sept. 11 09/04/2018
Search Advisory Committee for next president of TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville meets Sept. 5 08/29/2018
Tennessee's community colleges welcome more than 80,000 students – including adult learners in new tuition-free TN Reconnect program – on first day of fall semester 08/27/2018
AT&T donates $81,000 to TN Colleges of Applied Technology to support improved student training in Information Technology 08/16/2018
Educators, economic development professionals assemble for second TNTrained class 08/10/2018
Cris Perkins appointed chief development & advancement officer for College System of Tennessee 08/02/2018
Four community colleges win grants for high school Mechatronics programs 07/31/2018
Board approves criteria for next president of TCAT Knoxville 07/25/2018

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