Recent News

German & American delegation visits TCAT Knoxville
10/11/2019

A 20-person delegation of Germans and Americans working in education and economic and workforce development visited Pellissippi State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville as part of the American Council on Germany’s initiative, "Transatlantic Cities of Tomorrow: Digitalization and the Future of Work."

TBR establishes new foundation to support its community & technical colleges
09/30/2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents has established the Foundation for the College System of Tennessee to support its 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology through advocacy, marketing and fundraising.

The foundation’s board will guide the foundation in its mission, vision and growth. The board’s inaugural members are leaders in business, education and nonprofits who have a keen interest in the public colleges and their students as key to Tennessee’s future. The board convened for the first time last week and will meet again in February and June of 2020.

Gov. Lee and others break ground for McMinn Higher Education Center
09/27/2019

Gov. Bill Lee and other state and local officials broke ground today for construction of the McMinn Higher Education Center in Athens, a collaborative facility that will house programs offered by Cleveland State Community College, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Athens, and UT Extension.

The $18 million, 52,000-square-foot center is expected to open for classes and training in 2021. It will also provide space for local industry training to upgrade the skills of the area’s workforce.

Walters State Community College's Niswonger Campus in Greeneville
09/20/2019

Students at Tennessee’s community colleges earned 14,963 Associate degrees and technical certificates during the 2018-19 academic year – a 79 percent increase over the past 10 years despite a slight decrease in student enrollment over the same period.

Board of Regents appoints Dr. Allana Hamilton vice chancellor for academic affairs
09/20/2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Dr. Allana R. Hamilton as the board’s new vice chancellor for academic affairs. She has been president of Jackson State Community College for nearly three years and has a total of 28 years of experience as a faculty member and academic officer.

TN Math Alignment Group works to identify learning gaps for students between high school, college mathematics
09/18/2019

The Tennessee Math Alignment Group, composed of 25 math educators and advocates from across the state, has launched an effort to identify learning gaps for students between high school and college mathematics and make policy recommendations to bridge them.

News Title Post date
Columbia State, University of North Alabama announce partnership 05/02/2019
Motlow State Automation & Robotics Training Center now open for business 04/30/2019
Jackson State Community College leads in computer information technology & cyber defense 04/19/2019
TBR’s Office of Economic & Community Development hosts Workforce Development Conference 04/18/2019
Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet April 23 to begin review of tuition, mandatory fees for 2019-20 04/17/2019
New interactive TBR Data Dashboards, TN Education & Workforce Maps part of broader transparency initiative 04/11/2019
Board of Regents appoints Mike Whitehead as president of TCAT Pulaski & honors James D. King during quarterly meeting 03/21/2019
College System honors its outstanding students, faculty, staff and college of the year at first SOAR event 03/21/2019
Chancellor recommends Mike Whitehead as next president of TCAT Pulaski; Board will consider appointment at March 21 meeting 03/15/2019
Board of Regents meets March 21; agenda includes new president at TCAT Pulaski, TN Promise & Reconnect updates, student incidental fees 03/14/2019
College System to honor outstanding students, faculty, staff at first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) March 19-20 03/13/2019
TCAT Shelbyville Vice President Brandon Hudson selected for national Postsecondary Leadership Success Program 03/11/2019
Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet March 12 to consider incidental student fees for 2019-20 03/07/2019
Board of Regents Audit Committee & committee chairs to meet March 5 02/28/2019
CMT Announces Multi-City Tennessee Tour in Partnership with TBR 02/20/2019
Two finalists selected for presidency of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski 02/19/2019
Jackson State Community College & Murray State University provide transfer pathways for students 02/19/2019
Roane State Community College earns "Leader College" status from Achieving the Dream for improving student outcomes 02/01/2019
Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 5 to begin discussions of student fees for 2019-20 academic year 01/31/2019
Nashville State Community College awards Associate degrees to 23 inmates in partnership with the Tennessee Higher Education Initiative 01/29/2019

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