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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
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
Northeast, Southwest Tennessee community colleges selected for dual enrollment Pell grants 05/18/2016
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet May 11 05/04/2016