Recent News

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
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
Board to vote Friday on Tony Miksa as new president for Walters State 05/24/2016

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