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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
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
Dr. Robert Denn appointed Veterans Coordinator, underscoring importance of programs & services for veterans 11/11/2019
Jackson State Community College presidential search committee's first meeting & public forum are Nov. 15 11/08/2019
Gov. Lee tours TCATs Hartsville & Livingston to review career & technical education 10/31/2019
Board of Regents to meet Oct. 31 to consider criteria for Jackson State Community College's next president 10/29/2019
German & American delegation visits TCAT Knoxville & Pellissippi State 10/11/2019
Tennessee Board of Regents establishes new foundation to support state’s public community and technical colleges 09/30/2019
Gov. Lee, other state & local officials break ground for McMinn Higher Education Center 09/27/2019
Degrees and technical certificates awarded at TN's community colleges increase 79% over 10 years 09/20/2019
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

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