Tennessee Board of Regents awarded 2023 Top Workplaces honor by Tennessean

TBR representatives posing with the 2023 Top Workplaces award plaque

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) has been recognized as a 2023 Top Workplace by the Tennessean – an honor that acknowledges companies ranked by their employees as the best places to work in the state of Tennessee. TBR received a top 10 ranking in the mid-size company category.

“At TBR, we are committed to creating a positive work environment where our employees can thrive,” stated TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings. “We are proud to receive the 2023 Top Workplaces honor from the Tennessean, and we know that this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees.”

What sets the Top Workplaces recognition apart from other workplace awards is that it is wholly based on employee feedback through a third-party survey from Energage LLC. 

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That's something to be proud of. In today's market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That's paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

The evaluation assesses how the organization meets their employees’ needs in 15 different culture drivers such as company alignment, execution, and connection. This achievement is not only a reflection of TBR’s continuous effort to create a positive work culture but also a significant testimonial to the concerted efforts of its employees.

TBR, the governing body for Tennessee’s 13 community colleges and 24 colleges of applied technology, consists of 226 employees that are vital to the success of The College System of Tennessee. Its employees are committed to student success and assisting college faculty, administrators, support staff and students across the state.

The Top Workplace recognition not only shows that TBR values its employees and is committed to fulfilling their needs, but also values the collaborative work between its colleges, communities, and workforce partners.


The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 24 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.