Board of Regents quarterly meeting is March 31. Agenda includes consideration of appointment of next president of TCAT Morristown and criteria for next president of Northeast State Community College

Seal of the Tennessee Board of Regents

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next regular quarterly meeting Thursday, March 31. The agenda includes consideration of appointment of the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Morristown and consideration of search criteria for the next president of Northeast State Community College.

The board governs the state's public community and technical colleges comprising the College System of Tennessee. The board will convene at 9 a.m. CT, March 31, 2022, at the TBR system office, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, 37214. It will be live-streamed and archived on the TBR website at  The full agenda, executive summary and detailed board materials are posted at the same link.

The meeting is open and anyone wishing to attend at the system office may contact Board Secretary Mariah Perry at or 615-366-3927 for security access or accommodations, by 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 30.

The Board of Regents will receive and consider acting on Chancellor Flora W. Tydings’ recommendation of Susanne Cox for appointment as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Morristown. Cox has been vice president of TCAT Morristown since 2014 and was one of the finalists selected by an 18-member search advisory committee announced on March 2.

The board will also consider criteria for the next president of Northeast State. Dr. Bethany Bullock stepped down as president earlier this month and the approval of the criteria for the next president is the first step in the search process. Dr. Connie Marshall, Northeast’s vice president for academic affairs, is serving as interim president during the search.

Other agenda items include:

  • Informational reporting on college enrollment and student success data from Fall 2021 and preliminary enrollment for Spring 2022.
  • Informational reporting on a new remote employment training course designed to help students and recent graduates learn strategies for working remotely.
  • Consideration of compensation plan methodologies, reviewed by the board’s Personnel and Compensation Committee on March 25.
  • Review and consideration of proposed strategic plans for Northeast State and Walters State community colleges.
  • Consideration of two proposed new TBR policies, on financial management of student organizations and on the use of gift cards.
  • Consideration of two proposed policy revisions, on student organizations and on the addition of students’ cumulative high school GPA as an assessment method for learning support placement.
  • Consideration of new programs and modifications of existing programs at the colleges of applied technology.
  • Consideration of faculty emeriti recommendations and a president emeritus designation.
  • Consideration of a building naming request from Dyersburg State Community College.
  • Consideration of a resolution of appreciation for TCAT Morristown President Jerry Young, who is retiring at the end of April after five years as the college’s president and 33 years of service in the TBR system

The full agenda and supporting board materials will be posted soon on 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.

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March 2022 - Quarterly Board Meeting