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Board approves warranty for new technical program graduates, with tuition-free retraining

Tennessee Board of Regents December 14, 2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents reaffirmed its confidence in the quality of its colleges Thursday, approving a warranty guaranteeing that future graduates of technical training programs demonstrate skills identified in their curriculums and providing tuition-free retraining for those who don’t.

TN Reconnect Regional Strategic Roundtables offer insights into assisting adult learners achieve their dreams

TN Reconnect Strategic Roundtable at Jackson State Community College

Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are stepping up their preparations to assist the adult learners who will enroll tuition-free in 2018 using the state’s new Tennessee Reconnect scholarship program.

As a series of 10 TN Reconnect Regional Strategic Roundtables wraps up today, it’s evident that Tennessee Board of Regents’ colleges will be well-prepared to help the anticipated large number of adults who will start classes in Fall 2018 with Reconnect paying their tuition and mandatory fees.

Board of Regents to meet Dec. 14 at Volunteer State Community College; agenda includes warranty for technical program graduates

Volunteer State Community College

The board will convene at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Wemyss Auditorium of Caudill Hall on the campus of Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin.

Laura Monks appointed president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville

Laura Monks

The Tennessee Board of Regents appointed Laura Monks as the new president of the TCAT–Shelbyville. Monks has served as interim president since former president Ivan Jones retired Sept. 1 and her appointment as president is effective Nov. 1.

Nashville State Community College president search committee selected. Public forum & committee meeting Oct. 25

Nashville State Community College

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for the next president of Nashville State Community College, and the committee will convene its first meeting Oct. 25 after a public forum to gather campus and community input.

Search for next president of Motlow State Community College launches Oct. 24 with public forum, Search Committee meeting

Motlow State Community College

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for a new president of Motlow State Community College. The committee will convene for the first time Oct. 24 at the college, immediately after a public forum to gather campus and community input.

Board of Regents to meet Oct. 23 to consider appointment of president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville

TCAT students display welding art at SKILLS state competition

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting Oct. 23 to consider the appointment of a new president at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville. The new president will succeed former president Ivan Jones, who retired Sept. 1.

Board of Regents member Joey Hatch inducted into Public Schools Hall of Fame

Regent Joey Hatch at Public School Hall of Fame induction

Regent Hatch was among four community leaders inducted into the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Public Schools Hall of Fame Wednesday. He is the second Regent in the Hall, following Board Vice Chair Emily J. Reynolds' induction in 2012.

Board of Regents approves funding requests for new initiatives & construction projects; receives update on Tennessee Reconnect for adult learners

Board of Regents meet at Southwest Tennessee Community College

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved four priority requests for education, job-training and security initiatives across the state’s community and technical college system for the next fiscal year on Friday, including 100 new success coaches to bolster student advising.

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