Board of Regents quarterly meeting is Sept. 21-22 at Motlow State Community College

Board of Regents to meet at Motlow State Community College

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its regular quarterly meeting at Motlow State Community College’s Moore County Campus, with committee meetings on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, and the full board on Friday, Sept. 22.

The Board of Regents governs Tennessee's public community colleges and colleges of applied technology.

The board’s standing committees will meet Sept. 21, starting at 1 p.m. CT with the Committee on Academic Policies and Programs and Student Life, and continuing consecutively with the Committee on Personnel and Compensation, the Committee on Workforce Development, the Committee on External Affairs, and the Committee on Finance and Business Operations.

The full board will convene at 9 a.m. CT Sept. 22, for a presentation by Motlow State President Michael Torrence and partnering Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology McMinnville, Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. The board’s official business meeting will start at 9:30 a.m.

All meetings are in Eoff Hall, Powers Auditorium at Motlow State’s Moore County Campus, 6015 Ledford Mill Road, Tullahoma, TN 37388. The meetings are open and will be live-streamed and archived on the TBR website at Those wishing to attend in person may contact Board Secretary Mariah Perry at or 615-366-3927 for security access or physical accommodations, by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The complete committee and board agendas, an executive summary, and board materials are posted at the meeting link above.  Friday’s board agenda includes, but is not limited to, consideration of the criteria for the next president of TCAT Henry/Carroll, where President Willie Huffman plans to retire next April, proposed revisions to TBR policies, and a naming request at Roane State Community College. Approval of the criteria is the first step in the presidential search process at TCAT Henry/Carroll.

Thursday’s committee agendas include, but are not limited to, consideration of a proposed new Associate of Applied Science degree program in distilled spirits at Motlow State, in cooperation with the nearby Nearest Green Academy of Distilling; a proposal to begin the process of merging TCATs Crossville and Livingston into a single institution but with existing campus and teaching locations remaining in place; new program proposals at the colleges of applied technology; incentive pay recommendations for TCAT presidents; legislative priorities for next year, and a $100 lab fee in the basic dental assisting program at TCAT Pulaski. The Academic Policies and Programs and Student Life Committee will also hear a presentation on student success. Action items recommended for approval by the committees on Thursday will be considered by the full Board as part of its review of the committee reports on Friday.

Persons wishing to request to address the Board may follow the process authorized by TBR Policy – Requests to Address the Board.


The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 24 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.