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 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
Transforming remedial programs = Dramatic gains in student success 04/05/2016
TBR sees success rates for unprepared students soar; Approves new programs, fees and naming opportunities 03/30/2016
TBR plans quarterly meeting March 30 at Columbia State’s new Williamson campus 03/24/2016

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