Board of Regents Personnel and Compensation Committee to meet Dec. 7

The Tennessee Board of Regents Personnel and Compensation Committee will meet Tuesday, Dec. 7, to review and consider institution compensation proposals from five community colleges and a proposed faculty emeritus designation.

If the committee recommends approval, the proposals will go to the full board for its consideration at its quarterly meeting Dec. 9. The Board of Regents governs Tennessee’s public community and technical colleges.

The Personnel and Compensation Committee will convene at 3 pm CT, Dec. 7, by Microsoft Teams videoconferencing. The meeting is public and anyone wanting access should contact Board Secretary Mariah Perry by 12 noon CT, Dec. 7, at or 615-366-3927 for access details.

The Board of Regents approves emeritus status for retiring college faculty members nominated for the designation by their college president and recommended by the TBR chancellor. Northeast State Community College President Bethany Bullock nominated Dr. Charles “Ed” Osborne, a professor of chemistry, for emeritus status.

At its June 2021 quarterly meeting, the Board of Regents authorized colleges in the system to submit proposals for salary adjustments using uncommitted local or institutional funds, following Board-approved compensation plans – including across-the-board salary increases for employees or specific plans to address changes in market salaries or specific equity issues and reclassifications, consistent with their overall compensation plans.

Dyersburg State, Motlow State, Northeast State, Pellissippi State and Walters State Community Colleges submitted proposals, which have all been recommended for approval by TBR staff.

Committee materials containing details of the proposals are posted on the Board meeting section of the TBR website at


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.

Meeting/Event Information
December 2021 - Quarterly Meeting