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
TBR Vice Chancellor Tristan Denley named one of five “higher ed leaders to watch in 2017 (and beyond)” by Education Dive 01/05/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents votes unanimously to appoint Dr. Flora Tydings as next chancellor of the TBR system 12/27/2016
Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and Community Colleges aid relief efforts after wildfires, tornados, severe storms of Nov. 28-30 12/27/2016
Board of Regents to meet Dec. 27 to consider Dr. Flora Tydings as next chancellor of the TBR system 12/21/2016
Tennessee Board of Regents appoints Dr. Allana Hamilton new president of Jackson State Community College 12/16/2016
Allana Hamilton recommended as new president at Jackson State Community College; Board to vote Dec. 15 12/08/2016
Search committee selects three finalists for new Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor 12/02/2016
Tennessee Board of Regents approves new academic programs, receives reports on student success initiatives 12/01/2016
TBR Vice Chancellor James King elected chair of Council on Occupational Education 11/28/2016
Board of Regents quarterly board meeting Dec. 1 in Nashville 11/21/2016
TBR Audit Committee, Personnel & Compensation Committee, Committee Chairs to meet Nov. 15 11/09/2016
Candidates in Jackson State presidential search narrowed to 4. Campus visits scheduled week of Nov. 14 11/07/2016
Gov. Haslam announces record number of Tennessee Promise applicants, calls for mentors to help them 11/02/2016
TBR's Dr. Robbie Melton wins national award for her work in educational technology 10/19/2016
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

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