TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Dec. 5 in Nashville

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the TBR Offices in Nashville. The meeting will begin at noon CST in the Genesco Building Training Center.

The Board will hear reports from the chancellor, presidents and directors, and approve minutes of the Audit Committee and the Academic Policies and Programs Committee. Information items include a financial report overview and the results of an employer and alumni survey for the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. New business action items include a recommendation for the new president at Cleveland State Community College, approval of the October revised budget, review of system-wide legislative initiatives, approval of academic program proposals, review of a new policy on branding, and approval of the proposed naming of a building.

A full agenda and meeting materials are available on the TBR website at http://www.tbr.edu/about/default.aspx?id=1390. All meetings are open to the public and the press as observers. Any member of the public or media who plans to attend should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, so building security clearance can be arranged. The meetings are also accessible to view via live streaming video at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tennessee-board-of-regents using the password tbr2011.

Anyone with a disability who wishes to attend should contact Greppin-Watts to request services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise and should be received no later than 4:30 p.m. CST Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The Tennessee Board of Regents is among the nation’s largest higher education systems, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs across the state to about 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.