Special Called Meeting to Grant Emeritus Status to Manning

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet telephonically in special called session at 1:30 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, August 24 to take action on two agenda items. The first item is a resolution granting Chancellor Emeritus status to Chancellor Charles Manning, who is retiring effective December 31, 2010. Subject to board approval of the resolution, Manning will cease being chancellor on September 30, and his emeritus status will begin October 1, with pay through his retirement date of December 31. During the period October 1-December 31, Manning will be working with Chancellor Morgan to facilitate the transition. Thereafter, Manning’s Chancellor Emeritus status will be honorary. The second item is the naming of a new director at the Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis. Chancellor Manning will recommend Roland Rayner to the board for approval. Rayner has been serving as interim director of the TTC at Memphis since 2009. He has been there in progressively more senior positions since 1998, most recently as Assistant Director of Institutional Operations from 2007-2009. He served at the TTC Whiteville from 1990-1998. Rayner holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee and an M.A. in Human Resources Management from Webster University. He also is a graduate of the Tennessee Board of Regents Academic Leadership Institute (RALI). The meeting is open to the public and the press as observers. Please contact Mary Morgan at mary.morgan@tbr.edu or by telephone at 615-366-4414 for information on dialing in to the call. Requests for that information must be received by close of business Monday, August 23. The Tennessee Board of Regents is the nation’s sixth largest higher education system, governing 45 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 26 technology centers, providing programs in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties to over 200,000 students.

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.