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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
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
TBR Vice Chancellor James King elected chair of Council on Occupational Education 11/28/2016
Board of Regents quarterly board meeting Dec. 1 in Nashville 11/21/2016
TBR Audit Committee, Personnel & Compensation Committee, Committee Chairs to meet Nov. 15 11/09/2016