Recent News

George J. Pimentel, Brian A. Lapps Jr.
06/02/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. George J. Pimentel as the next president of Jackson State Community College, effective July 1.  A U.S. Army infantry veteran, he has been vice president of academic affairs at Volunteer State Community College since 2014 and has 26 years of teaching and academic administrative experience.

Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education
05/28/2020

The College System of Tennessee fully supports the Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education, an array of guidelines and best practices for the health and safety of campus communities while continuing high-quality instruction during the Covid-19 era, Chancellor Flora W. Tydings said today.

Jackson State Community College
05/27/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting Tuesday, June 2, to receive and act on recommendations by Chancellor Flora W. Tydings for the next president of Jackson State Community College and the board’s next general counsel.

The virtual meeting will be streamed live and archived on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu/board/june-2-2020-special-called-board-meeting starting at 8:30 a.m. CT, with consideration of the two appointments the only items on the agenda.

Community Colleges of Appalachia
05/22/2020

Tennessee’s Cleveland State  and Motlow State community colleges captured two of the three annual awards issued by Community Colleges of Appalachia, an association of nearly 100 colleges in 13 Appalachian states from New York to Mississippi.

Jackson State Community College
05/11/2020

The three finalists for the next president of Jackson State Community College will participate in virtual open forums May 11-13.

The schedule for the virtual forums, the finalists' resumes, and links to a live stream of the forums are posted on the Presidential/Executive Searches section of the Tennessee Board of Regents website at https://www.tbr.edu/hr/executivesearches/president-jackson-state-community-college.

The finalists and the dates of their virtual forums are:

Gary Satin & Samantha Benavides
04/28/2020

Nearly 1,500 students from 311 community colleges applied for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships for 2020 – which provide up to $40,000 a year to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

Only 50 students from 17 states were selected as recipients. Two of them are College System of Tennessee students:

News Title Post date
Jackson State Community College conducts virtual forums for its presidential finalists 05/11/2020
Two College System of TN students awarded prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 04/28/2020
Board of Regents Finance Committee to meet April 29 to begin review of tuition, fees for 2020-21 04/23/2020
Nine TN Colleges of Applied Technology win SkillsUSA Chapters of Excellence designation; Advisor of the Year named 04/16/2020
College System honors its Outstanding Students, Faculty & Staff Members, & Colleges in second annual SOAR Awards 04/07/2020
TN Board of Regents spring quarterly meeting is April 7 by conference call. Agenda includes SOAR Awards winners, new programs & policies 04/02/2020
TN community & technical colleges help protect health professionals 03/23/2020
Systemwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information 03/16/2020
Tennessee’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology given broad operational flexibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 03/12/2020
Two TN Board of Regents committees and committee chairs to meet March 10 03/05/2020
Four finalists selected for Jackson State Community College's next president. Campus visits set for March 16-19 02/28/2020
Chattanooga State & Southwest Tennessee community colleges earn national Leader College status 02/21/2020
National Signing Day for high school students pursuing career & technical educations 02/20/2020
TBR Audit Committee to meet Feb. 11 02/05/2020
TBR Finance Committee sets meetings on student fees for Feb. 7, Feb. 20 & March 10 02/03/2020
Congratulations to our December graduates! 12/20/2019
Board of Regents approves 12 new training programs at Colleges of Applied Technology in its quarterly meeting 12/12/2019
Board of Regents quarterly meeting is Dec. 12. Agenda includes 12 new student training programs at TCATs 12/06/2019
TBR Strategic Plan Steering Committee convenes Dec. 11 to launch plan review 12/06/2019
Two Board of Regents committees and committee chairs to meet Nov. 19 11/13/2019

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