TBR schedules special telephonic meeting Feb. 13

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special meeting via telephone at 2:30 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 13, to approve a number of agenda items.

The Board will review and consider position criteria in the searches for presidents at Chattanooga State Community College and Motlow State Community College. Chattanooga State’s former president, Jim Catanzaro, retired in December, and Motlow President MaryLou Apple has announced plans to retire effective June 30, 2015.

Also on the agenda are a request to change the academic focus of a Chair of Excellence at the University of Memphis, an emergency system-wide student rule change concerning student discipline, and approval of the framework for operations at the Cookeville center.

The meeting is open to the public and the press as listeners. Those wishing dial-in information for the call should contact Monica Greppin-Watts at monica.greppin-watts@tbr.edu or 615-366-4417 before 4:30 p.m. CST Feb. 12.

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 and should be received no later than noon Feb. 12.

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.