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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
Tennessee Board of Regents to meet in regular quarterly session March 31. Board retreat is set for March 30. 03/24/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents committees to meet March 14 03/07/2017
Student advisors from Tennessee's public colleges and universities gather for first Advising Academy 03/06/2017
High school seniors sign Letters of Intent to attend Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, on National Career & Technical Education Signing Day 02/17/2017
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 23 02/17/2017
Chattanooga State Community College presidential Search Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 10, after public forum on the campus 02/03/2017
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 7 01/31/2017
Board of Regents approves Search Advisory Committee, criteria for next president of Chattanooga State Community College 01/27/2017
Agenda for Board of Regents special meeting Jan. 27 is amended with two additional items 01/25/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents to meet Jan. 27 to act on search criteria for next president of Chattanooga State Community College 01/23/2017
Students across TBR system participate in MLK Day of Service projects 01/13/2017
Debbie Adams appointed interim president of Chattanooga State Community College effective Feb. 1 01/10/2017
TBR Vice Chancellor Tristan Denley named one of five “higher ed leaders to watch in 2017 (and beyond)” by Education Dive 01/05/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents votes unanimously to appoint Dr. Flora Tydings as next chancellor of the TBR system 12/27/2016
Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and Community Colleges aid relief efforts after wildfires, tornados, severe storms of Nov. 28-30 12/27/2016
Board of Regents to meet Dec. 27 to consider Dr. Flora Tydings as next chancellor of the TBR system 12/21/2016
Tennessee Board of Regents appoints Dr. Allana Hamilton new president of Jackson State Community College 12/16/2016
Allana Hamilton recommended as new president at Jackson State Community College; Board to vote Dec. 15 12/08/2016
Search committee selects three finalists for new Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor 12/02/2016
Tennessee Board of Regents approves new academic programs, receives reports on student success initiatives 12/01/2016

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