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Jackson State Classroom
06/18/2020

Students attending Tennessee’s public community colleges and colleges of applied technology will see no tuition or fee increase during the upcoming academic year as a result of action today by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Dr. Carol Puryear
06/18/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Carol Puryear as president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro, where she has served as interim president since May 2019.

She previously led the college as its director from 2007 to 2012, when she left to join the Tennessee Board of Regents system staff, first as associate vice chancellor of instruction and special projects for all 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and, since 2017, as vice chancellor of economic and community development.

TBR News
06/12/2020

The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene its regular quarterly meeting June 18-19, with an agenda that includes consideration of tuition, fees and budgets for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Board of Regents governs Tennessee’s 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology.

Vol State Springfield science lab
06/05/2020

Volunteer State Community College's Springfield campus has received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education Commission to offer complete college degree programs in Robertson County starting this fall semester 2020. The college has offered classes at the Springfield campus since 2011 but until now, students have had to combine the courses offered in Springfield with other courses held online or on the Vol State Gallatin campus to obtain a degree.

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.

News Title Post date
Search for next president of Motlow State Community College launches Oct. 24 with public forum, Search Committee meeting 10/12/2017
Board of Regents to meet Oct. 23 to consider appointment of president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville 10/12/2017
Board of Regents member Joey Hatch inducted into Public Schools Hall of Fame 10/05/2017
Board of Regents approves funding requests for new initiatives & construction projects; receives update on Tennessee Reconnect for adult learners 09/22/2017
Two years after entering college, the first Tennessee Promise students are outperforming their peers 09/21/2017
Enrollment in Tennessee’s community colleges increases 2.2 percent over fall 2016 09/21/2017
Board of Regents to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 21-22 in Memphis 09/14/2017
UT Martin offers community college students transfer scholarships 08/24/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents committees to meet Aug. 29 08/22/2017
Board approves 2.6% tuition increase, lowest combined increase in 25 years 06/23/2017
Board of Regents to meet June 22-23; agenda includes tuition and fee increases 06/15/2017
Board of Regents, Audit Committee, Committee Chairs to meet June 6 05/30/2017
Dr. Rebecca Ashford appointed president of Chattanooga State Community College 05/12/2017
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet May 18 to discuss student tuition, fees 05/11/2017
Board to meet May 12 to consider Dr. Rebecca Ashford for president of Chattanooga State Community College 05/05/2017
TBR committee appoints four executives to help lead unified community and technical college system 04/28/2017
Board of Regents committee to meet April 27 to consider appointments to executive staff positions 04/21/2017
Finalists selected for presidency at Chattanooga State Community College 04/14/2017
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet April 13 to begin discussion of 2017-18 tuition & fees 04/06/2017
Board of Regents meets, hears reports from Tennessee Promise students, approves other measures 04/03/2017

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