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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
TBR reviews efficiencies and approves reverse transfer program, strategic plan 12/11/2014
Tennessee Board of Regents and Nissan Break Ground on Joint Training Center 12/08/2014
TBR plans review of higher ed funding gaps, Personnel Committee and Quarterly Board meetings Dec. 10 and 11 in Nashville 12/03/2014
Governor, TBR Vice Chancellor to speak at Obama’s College Opportunity Summit Thursday 12/02/2014
Chattanooga State’s President Catanzaro to Retire Dec. 31 12/01/2014
TBR Approves New TCAT Directors 11/26/2014
TBR Schedules Committees and Called Board Meeting Nov. 25 11/18/2014
TBR Personnel Committee to Meet via Telephone Nov. 18 11/11/2014
TBR Puts Focus on Accessibility 11/04/2014
TBR Reviews TN Promise, Completion Agenda, New Workforce Programs and Chancellor Evaluation 09/29/2014
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 25-26 09/29/2014
TBR Schedules Two Committee Meetings for Sept. 12 09/05/2014
TBR Votes to Increase Student Fees 06/20/2014
TBR Finance Committee Recommends Tuition Rates; Board to Vote on Increases Tomorrow 06/20/2014
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session June 19-20; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations 06/11/2014
TBR Chancellor Helps Launch Multi-State Coalition of Higher Ed Leaders in Support of Common Core 06/10/2014
Chancellor Among Higher Ed Leaders in NY, MD, TN Joining in Support of Common Core 06/09/2014
TBR Approves Alisa White as APSU President 06/02/2014
TBR Chancellor Recommends Alisa White as APSU's Next President; Board to Meet Monday for Approval 05/27/2014
TBR Schedules Three Committee Meetings for June 3 05/27/2014