TBR Audit Committee, Personnel & Compensation Committee, Committee Chairs to meet Nov. 15

The Tennessee Board of Regents Audit and Personnel and Compensation Committees will meet Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the TBR offices in Nashville, followed by a meeting of the board’s committee chairs.

The Audit Committee will meet at 10 a.m. CST, followed by the Personnel and Compensation Committee. The chairs of all the TBR committees will meet at 12:30 p.m. The meetings are scheduled for Rooms 201-203 at TBR’s new offices at 1 Bridgestone Park, off Lebanon Pike just west of the Briley Parkway-Lebanon Pike interchange in Nashville.

The Audit Committee’s agenda includes a discussion of the impact of the FOCUS Act on internal audit functions, a review of the committee’s charter and responsibilities, informational reporting on audit reports issued by the Comptroller’s Office, corrective actions on performance audit findings, internal audit reports, annual audits and expenses for the TBR chancellor and presidents, and a review of salaries and staffing for the TBR office of system-wide internal audit. After completing that agenda, the committee will meet in a non-public executive session.

The Personnel and Compensation Committee will review and consider awarding tenure-upon-appointment for three new faculty members at Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State Universities, as well as a tenure recommendation for an existing faculty member at Tennessee State University.

The meeting of the committee chairs will include:

• Updates by TBR Vice Chair Emily Reynolds and TBR Chancellor David Gregory on Governor Bill Haslam’s appointment of members of new governing boards for the six universities currently governed by the Board of Regents; the status of searches for a new TBR chancellor, president of Jackson State Community College and director of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Morristown, and on the Governor’s budget hearing for higher education, held on Nov. 8.

• Review of potential legislative initiatives to be considered by the full Board at its Dec. 1 meeting in Nashville.

• Review of state appropriation and capital outlay recommendations by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and an update on a shared-services initiative for the TBR system.

• A review of the draft agenda of the full Board meeting Dec. 1.

All meetings are open to the public, except for the Audit Committee’s executive session. Visitors should check in at the TBR reception desk on the third floor. Anyone with a disability who wishes to attend and needs accommodations or services to facilitate attendance should contact Richard Locker, TBR interim communications director, at (615) 366-4417, or rick.locker@tbr.edu by noon Monday, Nov. 14.

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.