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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

TBR News

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20, to continue its discussion of student fees levied by the state’s Community Colleges and Colleges of Applied Technology for the 2018-19 academic year.

The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 2 p.m. CT Feb. 20 – the second of three meetings the committee has scheduled to discuss and recommend fees. The first was held Feb. 6, and the third is scheduled for March 13 at a time to be determined.

2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team

Twenty-eight of the state’s highest achieving community college students were honored at a special ceremony in Nashville Tuesday, Feb. 13.  

Representing Tennessee’s 13 Community Colleges, the outstanding students recently were named to the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team. Each student – many accompanied by their local state senators and representatives – was recognized and presented with a medallion during the luncheon at War Memorial Auditorium.  After the luncheon, the students toured the State Capitol and met with Gov. Bill Haslam.

College System of Tennessee's Day on the Hill

Dozens of students and college presidents from Tennessee’s community and technical colleges visited Capitol Hill in Nashville Tuesday for the College System of Tennessee’s first Day on the Hill.

The groups participated in a variety of activities revolving around learning the legislative process, providing leadership opportunities, honoring some of the college system’s best and brightest students and informing policymakers and others about the quality of the state’s public colleges and their programs. 

News Title Post date
TBR Meets Jan. 24 to Consider Search Criteria for APSU President 01/16/2014
TBR Chancellor John Morgan Participates in White House Summit on Expanding College 01/16/2014
Tennessee Receiving Grant to Boost College Degree Completions 12/22/2013
TBR Approves William Seymour as Cleveland State President, Other Actions During December Quarterly Board Meeting 12/05/2013
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Dec. 5 in Nashville 11/27/2013
TBR Chancellor to Recommend William Seymour as Cleveland State President; Board to Meet Dec. 5 11/25/2013
UofM Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named; First Meeting, Open Forum Scheduled Dec. 4 11/15/2013
Grants Available for TBR Institutions to Help Students Complete Successfully 11/14/2013
TBR Schedules Committee Chairs, Audit and Academic Policies & Programs Committee Meetings Nov. 19 11/12/2013
Finalists Selected for Cleveland State Presidential Search; Interviews Scheduled for Week of Nov. 4 10/15/2013
Travel Per-Diem Increases Take Effect Oct. 1 09/26/2013
TBR System Office Experiencing Email Difficulties 09/24/2013
TBR Discusses Completion Agenda, Approves Academic Programs, Prior Learning Credit, Campus Salary Plans 09/20/2013
TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 19-20 09/12/2013
TBR Schedules Three Committee Meetings Sept. 4 08/28/2013
Cleveland State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named 08/28/2013
President Obama Cites Tennessee’s Efforts at Higher Ed Reform 08/22/2013
Leaders Look for Ways to Tie Grads’ Skills to Employers’ Needs 07/16/2013
Tennessee Expands Early College Math Program Statewide 07/16/2013
Board Meets to Confirm Tristan Denley as TBR Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Approve Criteria for Cleveland State Presidential Search 07/10/2013