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TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session June 19-20; Board Considers Tuition Recommendations

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Tennessee State University in Nashville on Thursday and Friday, June 19-20.

Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. CDT June 19 in the Performing Arts Center in the Cox Theater. Committees will meet in this order: Committee on Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology; Business, Community and Public Affairs; Personnel and Compensation; Academic Policies and Programs and Student Life; and Finance and Business Operations.

Tuition and fee rates will be discussed during the Finance and Business Operations Committee meeting. The full Board will meet on Friday, when members will vote on the committee’s recommendations for tuition and fees.

New business to go before the Board includes:
• Report of the Finance and Business Operations Committee Meeting that includes approval of tuition and maintenance fees as well as funding for operations for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
• Report of the Personnel and Compensation Committee Meeting that includes faculty promotional increases and approval of the system compensation plan recommendations
• Notice to the Board of proposed changes to the bylaws
• Resolution of appreciation for Regent Deanna Wallace
• Resolution of appreciation for Regent Ashley Humphrey
• Resolution of appreciation for APSU President Tim Hall
• Election of the chairman and vice chairman for 2014-2015

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 18, 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 18 as well.

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 100,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.