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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
Chancellor David Gregory's statement regarding the campus gun bill 05/02/2016
Candidates for Walters State Presidential Search Narrowed to 3; Campus Visits Scheduled Week of April 18 04/11/2016
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet April 12 04/06/2016
Transforming remedial programs = Dramatic gains in student success 04/05/2016
TBR sees success rates for unprepared students soar; Approves new programs, fees and naming opportunities 03/30/2016
TBR plans quarterly meeting March 30 at Columbia State’s new Williamson campus 03/24/2016
TBR Schedules 4 Committee Meetings March 15 03/08/2016
TBR task force to review campus safety and security commences March 4 03/02/2016
TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Feb. 25 02/18/2016
Walters State presidential search public forum and search committee meet Feb. 24 02/18/2016
TBR plans Feb. 18 meeting to discuss FOCUS Act, campus safety 02/11/2016
Tennessee Board of Regents Co-Requisite Remediation Model Produces Giant Leaps in Student Success in Math and English 01/29/2016
TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Feb. 4 01/28/2016
TBR Appoints David Gregory Acting Chancellor 01/21/2016
TBR to Meet Jan. 21 to Appoint Acting Chancellor, Approve Search Criteria for Walters State President 01/19/2016
TBR Chancellor John Morgan to retire Jan. 31 01/07/2016
TBR hears Governor’s proposal for new structure, update on system-wide student success and campus security 12/10/2015
TBR Schedules Quarterly Board Meeting Dec. 10 in Nashville 12/04/2015
TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s Statement Regarding Today’s Announcement On Higher Education Governance 12/01/2015