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5th annual TBR High Impact Practices Conference
01/14/2022

College faculty, advisors and staff from across the state participated in the College System of Tennessee’s 5th annual High Impact Practices Conference Thursday, sharing information on teaching and learning activities that help students succeed.

12/20/2021

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Nathan Garrett president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville, effective Jan. 5. He is currently TBR assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and workforce alignment, and was interim president of TCAT McMinnville from July 2020 through September 2021.

Garrett succeeds the late Mark Lenz, TCAT Nashville’s president for 12 years who passed away Sept. 8.

2021 Food Drive Challenge collects 132,701 items, including cash
12/17/2021

Students, faculty and staff at Tennessee’s public community and technical colleges collected 132,701 food items, including cash donations, for food pantries on their campuses, and food banks and other organizations in their communities, during the College System of Tennessee’s 23nd Annual Food Drive Challenge.

TBR News
12/15/2021

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting Monday, Dec. 20, to receive and consider approving the chancellor’s recommendation for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Nashville and to approve criteria for the next president of TCAT Morristown.

Board Vice Chair Emily Reynolds, Dr. Karen Bowyer, Chancellor Flora Tydings
12/10/2021

The Tennessee Board of Regents honored retiring Dyersburg State Community College President Karen Bowyer during the board’s quarterly meeting Thursday in Nashville.

The board unanimously approved a resolution of appreciation for her service. The resolution (attached) outlines the highlights of her leadership of the college and her career serving students, and expresses the board’s appreciation for her many contributions to the college, her students, the TBR system and the state.

Tennessee Board of Regents December 2021 quarterly meeting
12/09/2021

Overall enrollment in the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology increased 15 percent this fall term over fall 2020, to 18,213, while total enrollment in the state’s community colleges declined about 6 percent during the same period, according to the latest figures presented at the Tennessee Board of Regents quarterly meeting Thursday.

News Title Post date
Board of Regents honors retiring Dyersburg State Community College President Karen Bowyer 12/10/2021
Tennessee Board of Regents quarterly meeting included updated enrollment reports, approval of new programs, other items 12/09/2021
Finalists for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville selected. Campus forums set for Dec. 13. 12/03/2021
Board of Regents quarterly meeting is Dec. 9. Agenda includes student enrollment and success updates, search criteria for next president of Cleveland State Community College 12/03/2021
Board of Regents Personnel and Compensation Committee to meet Dec. 7 11/30/2021
Gov. Lee's GIVE Grants enable statewide expansion of training in such high-demand fields as Cybersecurity, Advance Manufacturing, Healthcare and more 11/18/2021
Board of Regents appoints Dr. Scott Cook as next president of Dyersburg State Community College 11/16/2021
Chancellor recommends Dr. Scott Cook as next president of Dyersburg State Community College. Board of Regents to consider the recommendation Tuesday. 11/15/2021
Dr. Jothany L. Blackwood appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 11/11/2021
Board of Regents to meet Nov. 16 to consider appointment of next president of Dyersburg State Community College, followed by meetings of the Board’s Committee Chairs & Audit Committee 11/10/2021
Chancellor's Commendation for Military Veterans honors veterans at Tennessee’s community & technical colleges. Services & support for veterans are year-round. 11/10/2021
Five finalists selected for next president of Dyersburg State Community College. Campus visits, public forums set Oct. 27 through Nov. 2. 10/21/2021
Eleven leaders from College System of Tennessee are among 32 selected for Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute 2021-22 class 10/06/2021
TBR - The College System of Tennessee selected to develop onsite workforce training center for Ford & SK Innovations Blue Oval City’s $5.6 billion campus 10/01/2021
Gov. Lee Announces Landmark Workforce Development Partnership Between Tennessee College of Applied Technology and Ford 09/28/2021
Tennessee’s community and technical colleges awarded nearly 23,000 degrees, diplomas and certificates to graduating students in 2020-21 09/24/2021
Board of Regents to meet Sept. 23-24. Agenda includes campus parking and traffic fines, dual-enrollment tuition, budget and capital outlay requests, criteria for next president of TCAT Nashville. 09/17/2021
Mark Lenz Memorial Scholarship established to honor the late president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville 09/09/2021
Board of Regents Committee Chairs & Audit Committee to meet Aug. 31 08/25/2021
AT&T Foundation Announces $130,000 Donation to The College System of Tennessee 08/11/2021

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