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Tennessee Board of Regents

The Board will meet at 12 noon CT at Nashville State Community College, 120 White Bridge Road, in the H Building Theater. 

Carrington Fox, 2018 Outstanding Technical Student of the Year

Carrington Fox, a Nashville journalist and mother of three who returned to college to pursue her lifelong dream of building, was named the College System of Tennessee’s Outstanding Technical Student of the Year today.

Dr.  Wendy Troxler addresses Tennessee community college advisors at Advising Academy

About 90 advisors from Tennessee’s community and technical colleges convened in Nashville to improve their skills in advising adult learners, thousands of whom are expected on campuses when the expanded Tennessee Reconnect program goes into effect with this year’s fall semester.

Dr. Shanna Jackson & Dr. Michael Torrence

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Shanna L. Jackson as the next president of Nashville State Community College and Dr. Michael L. Torrence as the next president of Motlow State Community College.

Torrence will assume office at Motlow on May 1 and Jackson will begin her leadership of Nashville State on June 1.

Michael Torrence and Shanna Jackson

The Board of Regents will consider Chancellor Tydings' recommendations of Dr. Michael L. Torrence for president of Motlow and Dr. Shanna L. Jackson for president of Nashville State. 

Columbia State Community College's Williamson County campus

Columbia State and Pellissippi State are two of the six finalists for the American Association of Community Colleges' Award of Excellence in Student Success. No other state has more than one finalist in any one of the six award categories. Columbia State is also one of five finalists for the Advancing Diversity award

News Title Post date
Board of Regents to meet March 13 to consider recommendations for new presidents of Motlow State, Nashville State community colleges 03/06/2018
Two Tennessee community colleges are finalists for prestigious national excellence awards 02/28/2018
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 20 02/14/2018
2018 All-Tennessee Academic Team honored at 22nd annual celebration 02/14/2018
Students, presidents participate in College System's Day on the Hill 02/14/2018
Search committee selects 4 finalists for presidency at Nashville State Community College 01/31/2018
Finalists selected for presidency of Motlow State Community College 01/31/2018
Educators, economic development professionals convene first TNTrained class 01/31/2018
TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 6 01/31/2018
Educators examine High Impact Practices for student success 01/30/2018
College system selected to work on two high-level national student success initiatives 12/20/2017
Board approves warranty for new technical program graduates, with tuition-free retraining 12/15/2017
TN Reconnect Regional Strategic Roundtables offer insights into assisting adult learners achieve their dreams 12/08/2017
Board of Regents to meet Dec. 14 at Volunteer State Community College; agenda includes warranty for technical program graduates 12/07/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents committees to meet Nov. 21 11/14/2017
Laura Monks appointed president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville 10/23/2017
Nashville State Community College president search committee selected. Public forum & committee meeting Oct. 25 10/13/2017
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