Recent News

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.

News Title Post date
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
Board of Regents approves funding requests for new initiatives & construction projects; receives update on Tennessee Reconnect for adult learners 09/22/2017
Two years after entering college, the first Tennessee Promise students are outperforming their peers 09/21/2017
Enrollment in Tennessee’s community colleges increases 2.2 percent over fall 2016 09/21/2017
Board of Regents to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 21-22 in Memphis 09/14/2017
UT Martin offers community college students transfer scholarships 08/24/2017
Tennessee Board of Regents committees to meet Aug. 29 08/22/2017
Board approves 2.6% tuition increase, lowest combined increase in 25 years 06/23/2017
Board of Regents to meet June 22-23; agenda includes tuition and fee increases 06/15/2017
Board of Regents, Audit Committee, Committee Chairs to meet June 6 05/30/2017

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