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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
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
Student government presidents discuss ways to support TN Reconnect and other students 01/29/2019
200 educators attend 2nd annual TBR Statewide High Impact Practice Conference for student success 01/11/2019
TCAT Pulaski Presidential Search Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 10 01/04/2019
Ten emerging higher education leaders comprise Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2019 12/20/2018
TCAT Memphis & Southwest reach out to displaced Vatterott & L'Ecole Culinaire students 12/18/2018
Board of Regents honors Gov. Bill Haslam, hears update on new Warranty program, approves new technical programs 12/13/2018
Tennessee Board of Regents to meet Dec. 13. Agenda includes rollout of new Warranty for graduates of technical programs 12/06/2018
TBR colleges, THEC offer assistance to students of Brightwood College, Virginia College 12/06/2018
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

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