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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 campuses show over $15 million in improved efficiencies, planning more 05/15/2015
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet May 7 04/30/2015
Candidates for Chatt State Presidential Search Narrowed to 4; Campus Visits Scheduled Week of May 4 04/28/2015
Campus Visits Week of April 27 for 4 Southwest Tennessee Community College President Search Finalists 04/22/2015
Finalists Selected for Motlow College Presidential Search; Interviews Scheduled April 21, 22 04/14/2015
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet April 8 04/01/2015
TBR Hears Restructured Remediation Success Story; Approves New Programs, Fee Changes, New TCAT Director 03/27/2015
TBR Plans Quarterly Meeting March 27 in Cookeville; Participates in TTU 100th Charter Day Celebration 03/20/2015
Motlow State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; First Meeting Scheduled March 18 03/06/2015
TBR Schedules Audit, Finance, Committee Chairs Meetings for March 10 03/03/2015
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet Feb. 19 02/13/2015
Colleges, TTU to expand higher ed options in Cookeville 02/13/2015
Tennessee higher education leaders express support of higher standards for K-12 education 02/11/2015
TBR schedules special telephonic meeting Feb. 13 02/06/2015
Chattanooga State Presidential Search Advisory Committee named; first meeting Feb. 10 02/05/2015
Open forum, first meeting of Chattanooga State Presidential Search Advisory Committee scheduled Feb. 10 02/04/2015
TBR Finance and Business Committee to Meet Jan. 28 01/22/2015
Southwest Tennessee Community College Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; Open Forum, First Meeting Scheduled Jan. 26 01/21/2015
Fannie Hewlett named Interim President at Chatt State 01/14/2015
President Obama Visits Pellissippi State 01/09/2015