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German & American delegation visits TCAT Knoxville
10/11/2019

A 20-person delegation of Germans and Americans working in education and economic and workforce development visited Pellissippi State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville as part of the American Council on Germany’s initiative, "Transatlantic Cities of Tomorrow: Digitalization and the Future of Work."

TBR establishes new foundation to support its community & technical colleges
09/30/2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents has established the Foundation for the College System of Tennessee to support its 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology through advocacy, marketing and fundraising.

The foundation’s board will guide the foundation in its mission, vision and growth. The board’s inaugural members are leaders in business, education and nonprofits who have a keen interest in the public colleges and their students as key to Tennessee’s future. The board convened for the first time last week and will meet again in February and June of 2020.

Gov. Lee and others break ground for McMinn Higher Education Center
09/27/2019

Gov. Bill Lee and other state and local officials broke ground today for construction of the McMinn Higher Education Center in Athens, a collaborative facility that will house programs offered by Cleveland State Community College, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Athens, and UT Extension.

The $18 million, 52,000-square-foot center is expected to open for classes and training in 2021. It will also provide space for local industry training to upgrade the skills of the area’s workforce.

Walters State Community College's Niswonger Campus in Greeneville
09/20/2019

Students at Tennessee’s community colleges earned 14,963 Associate degrees and technical certificates during the 2018-19 academic year – a 79 percent increase over the past 10 years despite a slight decrease in student enrollment over the same period.

Board of Regents appoints Dr. Allana Hamilton vice chancellor for academic affairs
09/20/2019

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Dr. Allana R. Hamilton as the board’s new vice chancellor for academic affairs. She has been president of Jackson State Community College for nearly three years and has a total of 28 years of experience as a faculty member and academic officer.

TN Math Alignment Group works to identify learning gaps for students between high school, college mathematics
09/18/2019

The Tennessee Math Alignment Group, composed of 25 math educators and advocates from across the state, has launched an effort to identify learning gaps for students between high school and college mathematics and make policy recommendations to bridge them.

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Student government presidents discuss ways to support TN Reconnect and other students 01/29/2019
200 educators attend 2nd annual TBR Statewide High Impact Practice Conference for student success 01/11/2019
TCAT Pulaski Presidential Search Advisory Committee to meet Jan. 10 01/04/2019
Ten emerging higher education leaders comprise Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2019 12/20/2018
TCAT Memphis & Southwest reach out to displaced Vatterott & L'Ecole Culinaire students 12/18/2018
Board of Regents honors Gov. Bill Haslam, hears update on new Warranty program, approves new technical programs 12/13/2018
Tennessee Board of Regents to meet Dec. 13. Agenda includes rollout of new Warranty for graduates of technical programs 12/06/2018
TBR colleges, THEC offer assistance to students of Brightwood College, Virginia College 12/06/2018
CMT’S Empowering Education initiative partners with the College System of Tennessee to encourage residents to pursue higher education 11/15/2018
Board of Regents appoints next presidents of Northeast State Community College and TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville 11/13/2018
Board of Regents to consider appointment of Kelli Chaney as president of TN College of Applied Technology at Knoxville 11/12/2018
Board of Regents to meet Nov. 13 to consider appointment of new presidents at Northeast State Community College & TN College of Applied Technology Knoxville 11/06/2018
Finalists selected for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville 10/29/2018
Finalists chosen for Northeast State Community College presidency 10/10/2018
Board of Regents approves 25% increase in Drive to 55 target number of degree recipients at community colleges 09/28/2018
Overall enrollment in TN community colleges increases 1.3% this fall. Overall adult enrollment up 17.4 percent. TN Reconnect enrollment is 14,692 09/28/2018
Columbia University study concludes Tennessee’s community colleges are ahead of other states’ systems in guided pathways reforms that bolster student success 09/21/2018
Board of Regents fall quarterly meeting Sept. 27-28 at Dyersburg State. Agenda includes reports on enrollment, graduation rates, Drive to 55 degree targets 09/21/2018
Jackson State Community College's Radiologic Technology students achieve 100% pass rate on national certification exam 09/19/2018
Tennessee Board of Regents and the College System of Tennessee thank UT President Joe DiPietro for his years of service to UT and Tennesseans 09/17/2018

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