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Students Working

Tennessee’s community and technical colleges reported a 10% increase workforce and continuing education 

Dr. Jeff Sisk is new executive director of TBR Center for Workforce Development

Dr. Jeff Sisk, who for nearly three decades has focused on helping students learn the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace, is the newly appointed executive director of the College System of Tennessee’s Center for Workforce Development.

James Lombard at Graduation

A Navy veteran searching for a college that would be a good fit found that Pellissippi State Community College was a perfect choice.

Roane State Community College's food pantry

Thanks to the generosity of our campus communities, food insecurity is less of a barrier to attendance for students in need and hunger is less prevalent in our broader communities.

Students, faculty and staff at Tennessee’s public community and technical colleges collected and donated the equivalent of 148,578 food items in the College System of Tennessee’s Annual Food Drive Challenge for 2022. The food and cash donations go to campus food pantries and local organizations, programs and food banks in their communities.

Patrick Wade, Susan Hatto

During its quarterly meeting today, the Tennessee Board of Regents appointed Susan L. Hatto as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Athens and Patrick Wade as the next president of TCAT Murfreesboro.

Chancellor Flora W. Tydings recommended both candidates to the board after reviewing input from the two college communities following campus forums last month, and then further interviewing the finalists. Both were among separate sets of finalists selected by search committees at their respective colleges.

Regina Watkins appointed Director of Veteran Enrollment & Benefits

Regina Watkins has been appointed director of veteran enrollment and benefits at TBR – The College System of Tennessee. In this new role, Watkins will work directly with the System’s 13 community colleges and 24 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology across the state to support their School Certifying Officers (SCOs) in administering veteran education benefits. 

News Title Post date
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
Two finalists selected for Tennessee College of Applied Technology Athens; public forum set for Nov. 17 10/24/2022
Three finalists selected for president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro; public forum set for Nov. 10 10/21/2022
More than 325 participate in 2022 We All Rise conference on equity & completion, hosted by Tennessee Board of Regents 10/20/2022
Board of Regents and community and technical college presidents to hold Fall Retreat Oct. 17-18 at Fall Creek Falls State Park 10/12/2022
College System’s inaugural podcast explores transformation in higher education due to disruptive forces 10/06/2022
Board of Regents approves system budget requests, criteria for next president of TCAT Livingston; receives reports on enrollment, graduation. 09/23/2022
Board of Regents to meet Sept. 22-23 at Pellissippi State Community College. Agenda includes budget requests, policy changes, enrollment & graduation reports, criteria for next president of TCAT Livingston 09/15/2022
AT&T Foundation's $130,000 donation to fund industry certification exams for underrepresented students 09/14/2022
Board of Regents' Committee Chairs and Audit Committee to meet Sept. 7 09/01/2022
Collaborative launched to expand law enforcement career exploration and education pathways for students 08/22/2022