TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session June 20-21; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn., on Thursday and Friday, June 20-21.

Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. EDT June 20 in the Lyceum of the Student Services Building. Committees will meet in this order: Personnel and Compensation; Finance and Business Operations; Academic Policies and Programs; Business, Community and Public Affairs; and Tennessee Technology Centers.

The full Board will meet on Friday, when members will vote on the Finance and Business Operations Committee’s recommendations for tuition and fees. The committee recommends maintenance fee/tuition increases of 3 percent for each of the 13 community colleges across the state and ranging from 1.4 to 6 percent for the six TBR universities at its June 4 meeting. Students at the Tennessee Technology Centers will not see a maintenance fee increase. The recommendations are lower than recent years thanks to increased state-funded general operating dollars.

Other new business to go before the Board includes:

· Report of the Personnel and Compensation Committee Meeting that Includes Faculty Promotional Increases and Approval of the System Compensation Plan Recommendations

· Report of the Tennessee Technology Centers Committee Meeting that Includes a Recommendation for the New Director at the TTC - Livingston

· Notice to the Board Regarding Change in the Bylaws

· Naming of the Tennis Complex at East Tennessee State University

· Naming of the Health Sciences Complex at Volunteer State Community Colleges

· Resolution of Appreciation for Regent Bob Raines

· Resolution of Appreciation for President Shirley Raines

· Resolution of Appreciation for Director Ralph Robbins

· Election of the Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2013-2014

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 noon CDT Wednesday, June 19, so access 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 by noon June 19 as well.


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 technology centers, providing programs across the state to more than 203,000 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.