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Dual enrollment at Tennessee's public community & technical colleges

The number of high school students dual-enrolled in Tennessee’s community and technical colleges has increased 68 percent from Fall 2015 to Fall 2022 – the fastest growing group of students on the college campuses.

SOAR Award winners 2023

The College System of Tennessee honored its outstanding students, faculty, staff, supporters and partners of the year at the Fifth Annual Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) celebration Wednesday night, March 29, in Nashville.

Dr. Davis, Dr. Sutton

The search advisory committee assisting with the search for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Memphis has selected two finalists for the position, both of whom will participate in public interviews on the campus Tuesday, April 4, the next step in the selection process.

The finalists are: 

Tennessee Board of Regents to meet Oct. 31 to consider criteria for next president of TCAT Memphis

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next quarterly meeting Thursday, March 30 at 9 a.m. CT at the TBR system office, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville. The meeting will also be live-streamed and archived on the TBR website at

Flora W. Tydings, Chancellor

Chancellor Flora W. Tydings has been named as one of USA Today’s Women of the Year for 2023. This recognition from the news organization is given to women who have made a significant impact in their communities and across the country. The USA Today network includes The Tennessean, The Knoxville News Sentinel, and The Commercial Appeal, as well as the Columbia Daily Herald, Oak Ridger, The Daily News Journal, The Jackson Sun, and The Leaf-Chronicle.

Tennessee Board of Regents to meet Oct. 31 to consider criteria for next president of TCAT Memphis

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee Chairs will meet March 7, 2023, to receive informational reports and review the draft agenda for the full board’s next quarterly meeting on March 30. The board’s Audit Committee will meet immediately following adjournment of the committee chairs.

News Title Post date
Chancellor Flora W. Tydings named as USA Today’s Women of the Year Honoree for Tennessee 03/19/2023
Board of Regents Committee Chairs and Audit Committee to meet March 7 02/28/2023
Governor’s budget proposals represent a generational investment in career & technical education 02/21/2023
Roane State student Eve Miclaus honored as a DREAM Scholar by Achieving the Dream 02/17/2023
Chattanooga State recognized by Achieving the Dream as a 2023 Leader College of Distinction 02/17/2023
Tennessee community and technical colleges a driving force for business relocations and expansions 02/13/2023
In a post-pandemic recovery, TBR’s community and technical colleges delivered over 1 million hours of workforce training to 2,000 companies 02/01/2023
Dr. Jeff Sisk appointed executive director of TBR Center for Workforce Development, prioritizing assistance to business and industry 01/31/2023
Veteran Finds Community College "a Perfect Fit" 01/24/2023
Tennessee's community and technical colleges collected 148,578 food items and cash in 24th Annual Food Drive Challenge 12/20/2022
Board of Regents appoints Susan Hatto & Patrick Wade as next presidents of Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology at Athens & Murfreesboro 12/01/2022
Regina Watkins appointed TBR Director of Veteran Enrollment & Benefits; newly created position to support veterans enrolling at Tennessee’s community & technical colleges 11/30/2022
Board of Regents quarterly meeting is Dec. 1. Agenda includes appointment of new presidents of TCATs Athens & Murfreesboro, financial reporting, new policies & programs, update on new TCAT at Ford’s Blue Oval City. 11/23/2022
Four Tennessee community colleges are Reimagining the Community College Experience to improve student success and outcomes 11/18/2022
College System of Tennessee kicks off 24th Annual Food Drive Challenge 11/14/2022
All 13 Tennessee community colleges are certified VETS Campuses, prioritizing services for veterans education 11/10/2022
Board of Regents' Committee Chairs, Audit and Personnel & Compensation Committees to meet Nov. 15 11/09/2022
Tennessee’s community and technical colleges honor veterans, including 39 recipients of the Chancellor’s Commendation for Military Veterans for 2022 11/09/2022
College System of Tennessee releases second podcast in a three-part series on disruptive transformation in higher education 11/07/2022
Board of Regents to meet Oct. 31 to consider criteria for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis 10/24/2022