TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s Statement Regarding Today’s Announcement On Higher Education Governance

The Tennessee Board of Regents has done an excellent job of managing a diverse system and has shown a remarkable ability to leverage all the resources of a system to focus on managing the state’s higher education enterprise to meet the state’s needs. I am proud of our system’s ability to collaborate and operate efficiently across all of our institutions in support of common goals and aspirations.

The presidents of our four-year institutions have performed exceptionally. All campuses have their challenges, but each president has done a great job of meeting the goals the state has asked of them. I know they will continue to do so, whether as part of the TBR System or an alternative governance structure.

We can expect complex and extensive conversations as this process unfolds, but our primary objective is, and will remain, the success of our students, and I am committed to remain focused on that goal.

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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.