TBR Board Meets May 27 to Approve New Presidents and Director; Audit, Finance, Committee Chairs Committees Meet Too

The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting at 9:30 a.m. CDT May 27 to receive recommendations for presidential vacancies at community colleges and the director position at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Covington/Ripley.

The Board is anticipated to vote on new presidents at Chattanooga State Community College, Motlow State Community College and Southwest Tennessee Community College as recommended by TBR Chancellor John Morgan.  The names of those being recommended will be released before the Board meets.

Scheduled to meet the same day will be the Audit Committee, Finance and Business Operations Committee, and Committee Chairs. All of the meetings are scheduled at the TBR System Office in Nashville.

The Audit Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. CDT. The agenda includes

  1. Review of Comptroller’s Office audit reports, corrective actions on performance audit findings, internal audit reports, and audits of Complete College Tennessee Act efficiency and other outcomes;
  2. Legislation regarding notification of security issues;
  3. Review of revisions to fiscal year 2015 internal audit plans;
  4. Review of proposed budget for system-wide internal audit;
  5. Overview of risk assessment process; and
  6. Non-public executive session.

The Finance and Business Operations Committee will convene at noon with a working lunch to review proposed student revenue increase levels, recommended changes in maintenance fees and tuition, and incidental fee requests.

The Committee Chairs meeting is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m. Items for discussion on the agenda are

  1. Finance and business,
  2. Academic affairs,
  3. Legislative review,
  4. Personnel and compensation, and
  5. Draft June Board meeting agenda.

All meetings are open to the public and the press. Dial-in access will be available for the Board meeting and Finance and Business Operations Committee meeting. Those wishing to attend or participate should contact Sonja Mason at sonja.mason@tbr.edu or 615-366-3927 before 4:30 p.m. CDT May 25 so building security clearance or phone access can be arranged. Anyone with a disability who wishes to participate should use the same contact to request services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise.

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.