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TBR News
12/03/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next regular quarterly meeting Dec. 10. The agenda includes action on criteria for the next president of the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at McKenzie and Paris, new programs at Colleges of Applied Technology, and several informational reports.

The Board of Regents governs the College System of Tennessee, comprised of the state's 13 Community Colleges and 27 Colleges of Applied Technology.  

A young reader enjoys learning about technical careers in a new children’s book from Tennessee’s Colleges of Applied Technology.
11/25/2020

It’s no secret that Tennessee, like much of the nation, has experienced a shortage of skilled workers in recent years – with high demands for more nurses, computer technicians, welders and other technical fields. In an effort to encourage more young Tennesseans to consider one of these many careers, TBR – The College System of Tennessee has premiered an original children’s book entitled “Let’s Explore Technical Careers.”

TCAT Elizabethton's Tyler Hankes works with 3D printer in computer lab
11/20/2020

Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are ready to help Tennesseans who want to learn a new career or new skills. With Tennessee Reconnect, it’s tuition-free – and enrolling in classes online or in your community is easy.

TBR News
11/11/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ committee chairs and the Audit Committee will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, to receive updates and review a number of items in advance of the full board’s next quarterly meeting in December.

Chancellor's Commendation for Military Veterans
11/10/2020

Military veterans at Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are being honored in Veterans Day activities this week – and one veteran at each college will be awarded the inaugural Chancellor’s Commendation for Military Veterans.

The Tennessee Board of Regents and Chancellor Flora W. Tydings established the new commendation as a system-level award to honor the service, bravery and sacrifices of military veterans in the campus communities. It supplements Veterans Day ceremonies, observances or recognitions that the colleges traditionally conduct.

three students studying rocks
10/21/2020

As part of its continuing work to reduce the costs of college attendance and increase equity in student outcomes, the Tennessee Board of Regents is awarding grants to faculty teams at seven community colleges to create learning materials for their courses that students will use for free, in lieu of commercially published textbooks.

News Title Post date
Two Board of Regents committees and committee chairs to meet Nov. 19 11/13/2019
Dr. Robert Denn appointed Veterans Coordinator, underscoring importance of programs & services for veterans 11/11/2019
Jackson State Community College presidential search committee's first meeting & public forum are Nov. 15 11/08/2019
Gov. Lee tours TCATs Hartsville & Livingston to review career & technical education 10/31/2019
Board of Regents to meet Oct. 31 to consider criteria for Jackson State Community College's next president 10/29/2019
German & American delegation visits TCAT Knoxville & Pellissippi State 10/11/2019
Tennessee Board of Regents establishes new foundation to support state’s public community and technical colleges 09/30/2019
Gov. Lee, other state & local officials break ground for McMinn Higher Education Center 09/27/2019
Degrees and technical certificates awarded at TN's community colleges increase 79% over 10 years 09/20/2019
TN Board of Regents appoints Dr. Allana Hamilton vice chancellor for academic affairs 09/20/2019
TN Math Alignment Group begins work to identify learning gaps for students between high school & college mathematics 09/18/2019
USDA Rural Development grant to Tennessee Board of Regents will assist workforce readiness in Chester, Decatur, Henderson & Perry counties 09/15/2019
Board of Regents meets Sept. 19-20 in Greeneville. Agenda includes fall enrollment, state budget requests, new entrepreneurship program 09/12/2019
Six College System of Tennessee leaders named to Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute Class of 2020 09/06/2019
Tennessee's community colleges welcome more than 83,000 students for first day of Fall Semester 08/26/2019
Board of Regents Audit Committee & Committee Chairs to meet Aug. 27 08/20/2019
Southwest Tennessee Community College offering classes at UT Martin's Somerville Center 08/02/2019
Tennessee college students win 42 medals at SkillsUSA national competitions 07/05/2019
Southwest's President Hall appointed to AACC Commission on Economic & Workforce Development 06/25/2019
Board of Regents approves tuition & fees, campus construction project recommendations, other business in quarterly meeting 06/21/2019

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