The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting May 30 to consider the appointment of a new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro. Other meetings scheduled that day include the Board’s committee chairs, its Audit Committee and its Finance and Business Operations Committee, which will consider its recommendations for student tuition and fees for Academic Year 2018-19.
The previously announced meeting of the full Board is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 30. Members will consider TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings’ recommendation for the appointment of Dr. Jon D. Mandrell as president of TCAT Murfreesboro.
The full Board meeting will be followed, consecutively, by meetings of the Audit Committee, the Finance and Business Operations Committee, and then the chairs of the Board’s six standing committees.
The May 30 meetings will be held at the TBR system office at 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, immediately west of the Lebanon Pike-Briley Parkway interchange. The meetings are open to the public, except for an executive session of the Audit Committee after its public session.
Interested persons may also listen to the full Board meeting and the Finance and Business Operations Committee by telephone by requesting call-in information from Board Secretary Sonja Mason no later than 4:30 p.m. May 29, at Sonja.Mason@tbr.edu or 615-366-3927.
The meeting of the Finance and Business Operations Committee is the third in a series of sessions in which committee members are discussing student tuition and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. The committee is expected to make its tuition and fee recommendations at the May 30 meeting. The recommendations will then go to the full Board of Regents for final action at its regular quarterly meeting June 21-22 at Cleveland State Community College.
Tuition and mandatory fees combined cannot increase by more than the 3 percent maximum set by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission on May 17.
Mandrell is currently vice president of academics and student services at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill., where he has worked in a number of teaching and administrative roles since 2008. The chancellor’s recommendation follows a national search led by a 13-member Search Advisory Committee the Board appointed in March. The committee was chaired by Regent Joey Hatch and included two other members of the Board of Regents and representatives of the college’s faculty, staff, students, the community and local business.
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.