Board of Regents Audit Committee and committee chairs to meet Sept. 11

Tennessee Board of Regents

The Audit Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chairs of the board’s six standing committees will meet Tuesday, Sept. 11, to review a number of items in advance of the full Board’s next quarterly meeting Sept. 27-28.

The Audit Committee will meet at 10 a.m., Sept. 11, and the committee chairs meeting will convene immediately after the Audit Committee adjourns. The meetings will be held in the first floor conference room at the TBR system office, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, TN, 37214. The Board of Regents governs the 13 public community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology comprising the College System of Tennessee.

The Audit Committee’s agenda includes informational reviews of recent audit reports issued by TBR audit staff and the state comptroller’s office. The committee will also consider proposed revisions to the board’s internal audit policy made necessary by the FOCUS (Focus on College and University Success) Act of 2016 – primarily the removal of references in the policy to the six universities that previously were governed by the Board of Regents – and for alignment with current Institute of Internal Auditors standards. The material the committee will review is posted on the TBR website at

Whatever changes the committee recommends will go to the full Board of Regents for action. After the public portion of the meeting, the Audit Committee will hold a non-public session to discuss audit issues that are confidential under Tennessee law until final reports are issued.

The meeting of the committee chairs is held primarily to review details of the agenda for the board’s upcoming quarterly meeting, scheduled for Sept. 27-28 at Dyersburg State Community College.

Meetings are open to the public, except for the Audit Committee’s executive session. Contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason at or 615-366-3927 for security access or accommodations.

The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.