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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
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
Vol State, Nashville State Community Colleges modify service areas; Vol State assumes lead at CHEC 11/23/2015
Board of Regents receives $2m grant to continue increasing grad rates 11/23/2015
TBR Schedules 3 Committee Meetings Nov. 18 11/11/2015
Free online Advanced Placement exam prep courses available to students in TN, nationwide 10/07/2015
TBR reviews progress toward completion goals, approves compensation and capital budget plans at quarterly Board meeting 09/17/2015
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 16-17 in Jackson 09/09/2015
TBR Personnel and Compensation Committee to meet Sept. 2 08/26/2015
TBR Schedules Committee Meetings August 25 08/18/2015
TBR sets new tuition, fee rates for colleges and universities; among lowest in decades 06/19/2015
Watch the June 18-19 Board meeting via LIVE webcast 06/17/2015
TBR to Meet in Quarterly Session June 18-19 at Columbia State; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations 06/09/2015
TBR Affirms 3 New Community College Presidents, TCAT Director 05/27/2015
Anthony Kinkel tapped as new president for Motlow State Pending Board vote Wednesday 05/26/2015
TBR Chancellor Recommends Youlanda Jones-Wilcox as new director of TCATs Covington & Ripley 05/26/2015
Board to vote Wednesday on Tracy Hall as next president for Southwest Tennessee Community College 05/22/2015
TBR Chancellor Recommends Flora Tydings as Chattanooga State’s Next President 05/22/2015
TBR Board Meets May 27 to Approve New Presidents and Director; Audit, Finance, Committee Chairs Committees Meet Too 05/21/2015