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Dr. Shanna Jackson & Dr. Michael Torrence

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Shanna L. Jackson as the next president of Nashville State Community College and Dr. Michael L. Torrence as the next president of Motlow State Community College.

Torrence will assume office at Motlow on May 1 and Jackson will begin her leadership of Nashville State on June 1.

Michael Torrence and Shanna Jackson

The Board of Regents will consider Chancellor Tydings' recommendations of Dr. Michael L. Torrence for president of Motlow and Dr. Shanna L. Jackson for president of Nashville State. 

Columbia State Community College's Williamson County campus

Columbia State and Pellissippi State are two of the six finalists for the American Association of Community Colleges' Award of Excellence in Student Success. No other state has more than one finalist in any one of the six award categories. Columbia State is also one of five finalists for the Advancing Diversity award

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20, to continue its discussion of student fees levied by the state’s Community Colleges and Colleges of Applied Technology for the 2018-19 academic year.

The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 2 p.m. CT Feb. 20 – the second of three meetings the committee has scheduled to discuss and recommend fees. The first was held Feb. 6, and the third is scheduled for March 13 at a time to be determined.

2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team

Twenty-eight of the state’s highest achieving community college students were honored at a special ceremony in Nashville Tuesday, Feb. 13.  

Representing Tennessee’s 13 Community Colleges, the outstanding students recently were named to the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team. Each student – many accompanied by their local state senators and representatives – was recognized and presented with a medallion during the luncheon at War Memorial Auditorium.  After the luncheon, the students toured the State Capitol and met with Gov. Bill Haslam.

College System of Tennessee's Day on the Hill

Dozens of students and college presidents from Tennessee’s community and technical colleges visited Capitol Hill in Nashville Tuesday for the College System of Tennessee’s first Day on the Hill.

The groups participated in a variety of activities revolving around learning the legislative process, providing leadership opportunities, honoring some of the college system’s best and brightest students and informing policymakers and others about the quality of the state’s public colleges and their programs. 

News Title Post date
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
Gov. Haslam announces record number of Tennessee Promise applicants, calls for mentors to help them 11/02/2016
TBR's Dr. Robbie Melton wins national award for her work in educational technology 10/19/2016