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Dr. Shanna Jackson & Dr. Michael Torrence

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Shanna L. Jackson as the next president of Nashville State Community College and Dr. Michael L. Torrence as the next president of Motlow State Community College.

Torrence will assume office at Motlow on May 1 and Jackson will begin her leadership of Nashville State on June 1.

Michael Torrence and Shanna Jackson

The Board of Regents will consider Chancellor Tydings' recommendations of Dr. Michael L. Torrence for president of Motlow and Dr. Shanna L. Jackson for president of Nashville State. 

Columbia State Community College's Williamson County campus

Columbia State and Pellissippi State are two of the six finalists for the American Association of Community Colleges' Award of Excellence in Student Success. No other state has more than one finalist in any one of the six award categories. Columbia State is also one of five finalists for the Advancing Diversity award

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20, to continue its discussion of student fees levied by the state’s Community Colleges and Colleges of Applied Technology for the 2018-19 academic year.

The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 2 p.m. CT Feb. 20 – the second of three meetings the committee has scheduled to discuss and recommend fees. The first was held Feb. 6, and the third is scheduled for March 13 at a time to be determined.

2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team

Twenty-eight of the state’s highest achieving community college students were honored at a special ceremony in Nashville Tuesday, Feb. 13.  

Representing Tennessee’s 13 Community Colleges, the outstanding students recently were named to the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team. Each student – many accompanied by their local state senators and representatives – was recognized and presented with a medallion during the luncheon at War Memorial Auditorium.  After the luncheon, the students toured the State Capitol and met with Gov. Bill Haslam.

College System of Tennessee's Day on the Hill

Dozens of students and college presidents from Tennessee’s community and technical colleges visited Capitol Hill in Nashville Tuesday for the College System of Tennessee’s first Day on the Hill.

The groups participated in a variety of activities revolving around learning the legislative process, providing leadership opportunities, honoring some of the college system’s best and brightest students and informing policymakers and others about the quality of the state’s public colleges and their programs. 

News Title Post date
TBR Schedules Ad Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance Meeting Nov. 29 11/20/2012
TBR Chancellor Recommends Glenda Baskin Glover as TSU’s Next President; Board to Meet Nov. 27 11/18/2012
TBR Schedules Audit, Committee Chairs Meetings Nov. 20 11/13/2012
4 Finalists Selected in Search for TSU President 10/19/2012
TBR Approves Chris Whaley as Roane State President; Tony Creecy as TTC-Pulaski Director 10/01/2012
Recommendation for New Director at TTC-Pulaski Added to Agenda for TBR Special Board Meeting Oct. 1 09/28/2012
Recommendation for New Director at TTC-Pulaski Added to Agenda for TBR Special Board Meeting Oct. 1(2) 09/28/2012
TBR Chancellor Recommends Chris Whaley as Roane State’s Next President; Board to Vote Oct. 1 09/24/2012
TBR Institutions Receive More than $17.1M in Federal Grants for TN Job Training Programs 09/19/2012
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 20-21 at Cleveland State Community College 09/13/2012
TBR Schedules Three Open Committee Meetings Sept. 5 08/29/2012
TSU Presidential Search Committee Outlines Process, Schedule 08/27/2012
Campus Visits, Interviews Scheduled for Roane State Presidential Candidates Aug. 27- 30 08/20/2012
TSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee Meets Aug. 27 08/20/2012
Roane State Presidential Search Committee Selects 4 Finalists 08/15/2012
Senate Education Subcommittee Hearing, Audit Show TSU Grade Assignments Were Valid(2) 08/13/2012
Senate Education Subcommittee Hearing, Audit Show TSU Grade Assignments Were Valid 08/13/2012
Roane State Presidential Search Committee Outlines Process, Schedule 07/09/2012
TBR Approves Increased Fee/Tuition Rates 06/29/2012
Roane State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; First Meeting Scheduled July 9 06/27/2012