Board of Regents Audit Committee & committee chairs to meet March 5

TBR Audit Committee, committee chairs to meet

The Audit Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chairs of the board’s standing committees will meet Tuesday, March 5, to review a number of items in advance of the board’s next quarterly meeting March 21.

The Audit Committee will meet at 10 a.m. March 5, and the meeting of the committee chairs will convene immediately after the Audit Committee adjourns. Both meetings will be held in the board’s conference room at the TBR system office, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, TN, 37214. The meetings are open to the public. Contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason at sonja.mason@tbr.edu or 615-366-3927 for security access or accommodations.

The Audit Committee’s agenda includes informational reviews of recent audit reports issued by TBR audit staff and the state comptroller’s office, revisions to Fiscal Year 2019 audit plans and results of an external quality assurance review of audit activities. After the public portion of the meeting, the committee will convene a non-public session to discuss 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 next quarterly meeting March 21 at the TBR system office. Also on the committee chairs’ agenda:

  • An update on the search for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski. (A search advisory committee announced two finalists for the position Feb. 19.)
  • Updates on system legislative, advancement and marketing initiatives.
  • Updates on the Finance Committee’s review of requests by some TBR colleges for increases and other changes in student fees, and on the governor’s budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2019-20, which will be delivered to the state legislature March 4.
  • Review of proposed changes in 13 TBR policies to be considered at the full board’s March 21 session 

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 100,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.