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
Board of Regents Audit Committee and committee chairs to meet Sept. 11 09/04/2018
Search Advisory Committee for next president of TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville meets Sept. 5 08/29/2018
Tennessee's community colleges welcome more than 80,000 students – including adult learners in new tuition-free TN Reconnect program – on first day of fall semester 08/27/2018
AT&T donates $81,000 to TN Colleges of Applied Technology to support improved student training in Information Technology 08/16/2018
Educators, economic development professionals assemble for second TNTrained class 08/10/2018
Cris Perkins appointed chief development & advancement officer for College System of Tennessee 08/02/2018
Four community colleges win grants for high school Mechatronics programs 07/31/2018
Board approves criteria for next president of TCAT Knoxville 07/25/2018
Tennessee students rack up medals at SkillsUSA national competition 07/23/2018
Board of Regents to meet July 25 to review & approve criteria for next TCAT Knoxville president 07/18/2018
Eight TN community colleges selected for national Achieving the Dream Network, focused on success of all students 07/02/2018
Study: College System increases graduates’ earnings, generates economic output of $1.06 billion 06/26/2018
Board of Regents approves tuition increases of 2.7% at community colleges, 3% at technical colleges – fourth consecutive year of increases under 4% 06/22/2018
Northeast State Community College presidential Search Advisory Committee appointed, to meet Aug. 16 06/20/2018
Board of Regents to meet June 21-22; agenda includes student tuition for 2018-19 06/15/2018
Board of Regents appoints Dr. Jon D. Mandrell president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro 05/30/2018
Board of Regents, committees to meet May 30. Finance & Business Operations Committee to consider tuition & fee recommendation. 05/23/2018
Two Leaders from the College System of Tennessee Selected for the 2018 Class of the Harvard Young American Leaders Program 05/15/2018
Tennessee Board of Regents to hold special meeting May 30 to consider appointment of new president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro 05/14/2018
First TN Promise class had higher graduation rate and number of students who earned college credential 05/10/2018

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