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Tennessee Board of Regents

The Board will meet at 12 noon CT at Nashville State Community College, 120 White Bridge Road, in the H Building Theater. 

Carrington Fox, 2018 Outstanding Technical Student of the Year

Carrington Fox, a Nashville journalist and mother of three who returned to college to pursue her lifelong dream of building, was named the College System of Tennessee’s Outstanding Technical Student of the Year today.

Dr.  Wendy Troxler addresses Tennessee community college advisors at Advising Academy

About 90 advisors from Tennessee’s community and technical colleges convened in Nashville to improve their skills in advising adult learners, thousands of whom are expected on campuses when the expanded Tennessee Reconnect program goes into effect with this year’s fall semester.

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

News Title Post date
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
TCAT Memphis & Bartlett High School plan partnership providing early college credit 10/10/2016
Two TBR leaders among Top 30 improving education through technology 10/04/2016
State of Tennessee Rolls Out Series of Fall Events to Promote College Access 09/29/2016
Student-success scholar Terrell Strayhorn, author Andrew Maraniss highlight TBR Diversity Conference at MTSU 09/27/2016
Board of Regents receives update on student success initiatives, recommends capital outlay budget 09/16/2016
College Outreach Fairs Set Statewide for ITT Tech Students 09/13/2016
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 15-16 in Chattanooga 09/08/2016
Washington Monthly names TBR Vice Chancellor Tristan Denley one of "The Sixteen Most Innovative People in Higher Education" 08/30/2016
Community colleges welcome Tennessee Promise students to campus 08/23/2016
TBR search committee for new chancellor to meet Sept. 2 08/23/2016
Jackson State presidential search committee selected. Public forum and committee meeting set for Sept. 1 08/16/2016
Aug. 1 deadline for Tennessee Promise students to complete & register community service for fall 07/27/2016
TBR Vice Chancellor Tristan Denley awarded National Federation of the Blind’s Highest Honor for Work on Accessibility 07/13/2016
Richard Locker appointed interim director of communications for Tennessee Board of Regents 07/01/2016
Tennessee Board of Regents sets new tuition, fees for colleges and universities; adopts policy on firearms, approves MTSU request for building name change 06/24/2016
TBR to Meet in Quarterly Session June 23-24 at Northeast State; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations, Policies on Firearms 06/17/2016
TBR Finance Committee and Committee Chairs to meet June 7 05/31/2016