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Tennessee Board of Regents

The Board will meet at 12 noon CT at Nashville State Community College, 120 White Bridge Road, in the H Building Theater. 

Carrington Fox, 2018 Outstanding Technical Student of the Year

Carrington Fox, a Nashville journalist and mother of three who returned to college to pursue her lifelong dream of building, was named the College System of Tennessee’s Outstanding Technical Student of the Year today.

Dr.  Wendy Troxler addresses Tennessee community college advisors at Advising Academy

About 90 advisors from Tennessee’s community and technical colleges convened in Nashville to improve their skills in advising adult learners, thousands of whom are expected on campuses when the expanded Tennessee Reconnect program goes into effect with this year’s fall semester.

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

News Title Post date
Board of Regents approves funding requests for new initiatives & construction projects; receives update on Tennessee Reconnect for adult learners 09/22/2017
Two years after entering college, the first Tennessee Promise students are outperforming their peers 09/21/2017
Enrollment in Tennessee’s community colleges increases 2.2 percent over fall 2016 09/21/2017
Board of Regents to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 21-22 in Memphis 09/14/2017
UT Martin offers community college students transfer scholarships 08/24/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents committees to meet Aug. 29 08/22/2017
Board approves 2.6% tuition increase, lowest combined increase in 25 years 06/23/2017
Board of Regents to meet June 22-23; agenda includes tuition and fee increases 06/15/2017
Board of Regents, Audit Committee, Committee Chairs to meet June 6 05/30/2017
Dr. Rebecca Ashford appointed president of Chattanooga State Community College 05/12/2017
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet May 18 to discuss student tuition, fees 05/11/2017
Board to meet May 12 to consider Dr. Rebecca Ashford for president of Chattanooga State Community College 05/05/2017
TBR committee appoints four executives to help lead unified community and technical college system 04/28/2017
Board of Regents committee to meet April 27 to consider appointments to executive staff positions 04/21/2017
Finalists selected for presidency at Chattanooga State Community College 04/14/2017
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet April 13 to begin discussion of 2017-18 tuition & fees 04/06/2017
Board of Regents meets, hears reports from Tennessee Promise students, approves other measures 04/03/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents to meet in regular quarterly session March 31. Board retreat is set for March 30. 03/24/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents committees to meet March 14 03/07/2017
Student advisors from Tennessee's public colleges and universities gather for first Advising Academy 03/06/2017