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Dr. Robbie Melton, associate vice chancellor of mobilization and emerging technology at the Tennessee Board of Regents, has been awarded the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies’ top honor for her work in educational technology. WCET honored Melton with its Richard Jonsen Award, given annually since 1998 to a member who is committed to improving postsecondary education through innovative uses of technology and for exceptional service to the cooperative.

Bartlett High School

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis and Bartlett City Schools will unveil a new partnership to provide college-level machine tool training to juniors and seniors at Bartlett High School, including the placement of a machine tool technology lab on the BHS campus to promote early college credit for in-demand skills. 

TBR Leaders

Two senior Tennessee Board of Regents administrators – Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Tristan Denley and Walters State Community College Assistant Vice President of Information and Educational Technologies Joe Sargent are among the Top 30 education technology leaders honored by the Center for Digital Education for their efforts to improve education through technology.


The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), along with many state partners, are launching a series of initiatives focused on increasing college enrollment in the state.

TBR News

Acclaimed student-success scholar Terrell Strayhorn and best-selling author Andrew Maraniss will highlight the Tennessee Board of Regents 6th Biennial Diversity Conference Wednesday and Thursday at Middle Tennessee State University.

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents today recommended $302.7 million in capital outlay funding for 12 major construction projects across the TBR system. The board, which convened at Chattanooga State Community College for its regular quarterly meeting, also heard preliminary Fall 2016 student enrollment numbers and updates on the system’s student success initiatives.

News Title Post date
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
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 15-16 in Chattanooga 09/08/2016
Washington Monthly names TBR Vice Chancellor Tristan Denley one of "The Sixteen Most Innovative People in Higher Education" 08/30/2016
Community colleges welcome Tennessee Promise students to campus 08/23/2016
TBR search committee for new chancellor to meet Sept. 2 08/23/2016
Jackson State presidential search committee selected. Public forum and committee meeting set for Sept. 1 08/16/2016
Aug. 1 deadline for Tennessee Promise students to complete & register community service for fall 07/27/2016
TBR Vice Chancellor Tristan Denley awarded National Federation of the Blind’s Highest Honor for Work on Accessibility 07/13/2016
Richard Locker appointed interim director of communications for Tennessee Board of Regents 07/01/2016
Tennessee Board of Regents sets new tuition, fees for colleges and universities; adopts policy on firearms, approves MTSU request for building name change 06/24/2016
TBR to Meet in Quarterly Session June 23-24 at Northeast State; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations, Policies on Firearms 06/17/2016
TBR Finance Committee and Committee Chairs to meet June 7 05/31/2016
Board to vote Friday on Tony Miksa as new president for Walters State 05/24/2016
Northeast, Southwest Tennessee community colleges selected for dual enrollment Pell grants 05/18/2016
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet May 11 05/04/2016
Chancellor David Gregory's statement regarding the campus gun bill 05/02/2016
Candidates for Walters State Presidential Search Narrowed to 3; Campus Visits Scheduled Week of April 18 04/11/2016
TBR Finance and Business Operations Committee to Meet April 12 04/06/2016