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Students walking to class at Tennessee's community colleges

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved tuition, fees and preliminary budgets for the 2021-22 academic year at the state’s community and technical colleges, updates to the systemwide strategic plan, and new training programs at the technical colleges.

Finalists selected for next president of Volunteer State Community College

A Tennessee Board of Regents Search Advisory Committee has selected three finalists for the next president of Volunteer State Community College. They will participate in campus visits – including forums with campus groups and the public – June 22, 23 and 24, the next step in the selection process.

The finalists are:

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At its quarterly meeting June 17-18, the Tennessee Board of Regents will consider tuition and fee increases averaging 1.83 to 1.87 at the state’s community and technical colleges – equating to $24 per trimester at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) and $42 to $45 per semester at the community colleges.

Gov. Bill Lee with Tennessee National Guard personnel

With Gov. Bill Lee’s expansion of the STRONG Act on May 17, there is no better time for Tennessee National Guardsmen to take advantage of incentives and benefits regarding their civilian education. While programs like the GI Bill and Federal Tuition Assistance have been around for some time, improvements to the Tennessee STRONG Act offer more educational options than ever before. Guardsmen can graduate with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or attend a technical school almost completely debt-free.

TBR News

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting June 11 to consider its recommendations for student tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year. The committee’s recommendations will then be considered and acted on by the full Board of Regents at its quarterly meeting June 18.

The Board of Regents governs Tennessee's public community colleges and colleges of applied technology.

Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2021-22 announced

Thirteen faculty and staff members from the College System of Tennessee are among the 21 from colleges and universities statewide selected to participate in the 2021-22 Class of the Maxine Smith Fellows program.

The Maxine Smith Fellows program provides professional development, training and advancement opportunities for participants from traditionally underrepresented groups at the College System of Tennessee, governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), and the state’s locally governed public universities. Members meet monthly for a year, starting this month.

News Title Post date
Columbia State, University of North Alabama announce partnership 05/02/2019
Motlow State Automation & Robotics Training Center now open for business 04/30/2019
Jackson State Community College leads in computer information technology & cyber defense 04/19/2019
TBR’s Office of Economic & Community Development hosts Workforce Development Conference 04/18/2019
Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet April 23 to begin review of tuition, mandatory fees for 2019-20 04/17/2019
New interactive TBR Data Dashboards, TN Education & Workforce Maps part of broader transparency initiative 04/11/2019
Board of Regents appoints Mike Whitehead as president of TCAT Pulaski & honors James D. King during quarterly meeting 03/21/2019
College System honors its outstanding students, faculty, staff and college of the year at first SOAR event 03/21/2019
Chancellor recommends Mike Whitehead as next president of TCAT Pulaski; Board will consider appointment at March 21 meeting 03/15/2019
Board of Regents meets March 21; agenda includes new president at TCAT Pulaski, TN Promise & Reconnect updates, student incidental fees 03/14/2019
College System to honor outstanding students, faculty, staff at first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) March 19-20 03/13/2019
TCAT Shelbyville Vice President Brandon Hudson selected for national Postsecondary Leadership Success Program 03/11/2019
Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet March 12 to consider incidental student fees for 2019-20 03/07/2019
Board of Regents Audit Committee & committee chairs to meet March 5 02/28/2019
CMT Announces Multi-City Tennessee Tour in Partnership with TBR 02/20/2019
Two finalists selected for presidency of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski 02/19/2019
Jackson State Community College & Murray State University provide transfer pathways for students 02/19/2019
Roane State Community College earns "Leader College" status from Achieving the Dream for improving student outcomes 02/01/2019
Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 5 to begin discussions of student fees for 2019-20 academic year 01/31/2019
Nashville State Community College awards Associate degrees to 23 inmates in partnership with the Tennessee Higher Education Initiative 01/29/2019