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
TN Board of Regents appoints Dr. Allana Hamilton vice chancellor for academic affairs 09/20/2019
TN Math Alignment Group begins work to identify learning gaps for students between high school & college mathematics 09/18/2019
USDA Rural Development grant to Tennessee Board of Regents will assist workforce readiness in Chester, Decatur, Henderson & Perry counties 09/15/2019
Board of Regents meets Sept. 19-20 in Greeneville. Agenda includes fall enrollment, state budget requests, new entrepreneurship program 09/12/2019
Six College System of Tennessee leaders named to Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute Class of 2020 09/06/2019
Tennessee's community colleges welcome more than 83,000 students for first day of Fall Semester 08/26/2019
Board of Regents Audit Committee & Committee Chairs to meet Aug. 27 08/20/2019
Southwest Tennessee Community College offering classes at UT Martin's Somerville Center 08/02/2019
Tennessee college students win 42 medals at SkillsUSA national competitions 07/05/2019
Southwest's President Hall appointed to AACC Commission on Economic & Workforce Development 06/25/2019
Board of Regents approves tuition & fees, campus construction project recommendations, other business in quarterly meeting 06/21/2019
Board of Regents quarterly meeting June 20-21. Agenda includes tuition & fees, new construction recommendations 06/13/2019
President Ashford & President Flora selected for Leadership Tennessee Class of 2020 06/11/2019
Board of Regents to consider tuition & fee increases averaging 2.45 percent at June 21 meeting 06/04/2019
System Marketing Team Wins 9 Awards at Annual State Conference 06/03/2019
TBR committees to meet June 4. Agendas include tuition & mandatory fee recommendations 05/29/2019
Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet May 22 to continue discussion of student tuition & mandatory fees for 2019-20 05/17/2019
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Memphis breaks ground for new Bartlett Campus 05/15/2019
Board of Regents to meet May 14 to consider policy revisions and a building naming 05/09/2019
It's Commencement season in the College System of Tennessee 05/03/2019

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