TBR plans quarterly meeting March 30 at Columbia State’s new Williamson campus

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session on Wednesday, March 30, at Columbia State Community College’s new Williamson campus, scheduled to open at the end of May.

The meeting will begin at 9:15 a.m. CDT in the Administration Building at the campus located at 1228 Liberty Pike in Franklin.

The Board will hear reports from Acting Chancellor David Gregory, presidents and directors, and approve minutes of committee and Board meetings. In addition to policy revision approvals, informational reports will include an overview of the Governor’s budget recommendations, legislative updates and institutional fundraising, as well as updates on community colleges and academic affairs initiatives.

Action items for the Board’s consideration include:

  • Approval of new programs at Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, community colleges and universities, as well as proposed TCAT program terminations and modifications;
  • Review of institutional strategic plans and mission statements;
  • Approval of a committee recommendation on mandatory and incidental fee requests and disclosure amendment to the 2017 capital budget request;
  • Approval of the Personnel and Compensation Committee meeting minutes; and
  • Consideration of building naming requests at Austin Peay State University and Columbia State Community College.

A full agenda, meeting materials and live video streaming will be available on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu/board/march-2016-quarterly-board-meeting.

The meeting will be open to the public and the press as observers, and those who plan to attend can contact Sonja Mason at sonja.mason@tbr.edu or 615-366-3927 before noon CDT Monday, March 28, so access can be arranged.

Anyone with a disability who wishes to attend should contact Mason to request services needed to facilitate attendance. Contact may be made in person, by writing, by e-mail, by telephone or otherwise and also should be received by noon March 28.

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.