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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
Vol State, Nashville State Community Colleges modify service areas; Vol State assumes lead at CHEC 11/23/2015
Board of Regents receives $2m grant to continue increasing grad rates 11/23/2015
TBR Schedules 3 Committee Meetings Nov. 18 11/11/2015
Free online Advanced Placement exam prep courses available to students in TN, nationwide 10/07/2015
TBR reviews progress toward completion goals, approves compensation and capital budget plans at quarterly Board meeting 09/17/2015
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 16-17 in Jackson 09/09/2015
TBR Personnel and Compensation Committee to meet Sept. 2 08/26/2015
TBR Schedules Committee Meetings August 25 08/18/2015
TBR sets new tuition, fee rates for colleges and universities; among lowest in decades 06/19/2015
Watch the June 18-19 Board meeting via LIVE webcast 06/17/2015
TBR to Meet in Quarterly Session June 18-19 at Columbia State; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations 06/09/2015
TBR Affirms 3 New Community College Presidents, TCAT Director 05/27/2015
Anthony Kinkel tapped as new president for Motlow State Pending Board vote Wednesday 05/26/2015
TBR Chancellor Recommends Youlanda Jones-Wilcox as new director of TCATs Covington & Ripley 05/26/2015
Board to vote Wednesday on Tracy Hall as next president for Southwest Tennessee Community College 05/22/2015
TBR Chancellor Recommends Flora Tydings as Chattanooga State’s Next President 05/22/2015
TBR Board Meets May 27 to Approve New Presidents and Director; Audit, Finance, Committee Chairs Committees Meet Too 05/21/2015
TBR campuses show over $15 million in improved efficiencies, planning more 05/15/2015
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet May 7 04/30/2015
Candidates for Chatt State Presidential Search Narrowed to 4; Campus Visits Scheduled Week of May 4 04/28/2015