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High school seniors sign Letters of Intent to attend Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, on National Career & Technical Education Signing Day

Students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro's Smyrna campus

Nearly 2,000 high school students across Tennessee took their seats Thursday at tables festooned with school colors to sign their college letters of intent. Parents, siblings and other relatives, school officials, and business and civic leaders watched and applauded. It was a scene replayed at most of the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology for National Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day on Feb. 16.  Modeled after the NCAA’s National Signing Day for high school athletes signing letters of intent to play college sports, CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day honors students choosing to enroll in technical colleges to further their educations.

Chattanooga State Community College presidential Search Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 10, after public forum on the campus

The search for a new president of Chattanooga State Community College launches Friday, Feb. 10, with a public forum on the campus and the orientation meeting of a 19-member Search Advisory Committee that will review candidates and recommend finalists for the office. The forum will allow members of the campus and Greater Chattanooga communities to present their views about the qualities the committee should look for when reviewing candidates.

TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 7

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 7, to discuss various aspects of fees levied by TBR colleges and universities and a draft policy on how TBR will consider university budgets under the FOCUS Act. No votes are scheduled but the discussion launches consideration of mandatory and incidental fee requests by TBR campuses for the 2017-18 academic year.

Board of Regents approves Search Advisory Committee, criteria for next president of Chattanooga State Community College

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved criteria for the next president of Chattanooga State Community College and identified a 19-member Search Advisory Committee to review candidates and recommend finalists for the office.

Agenda for Board of Regents special meeting Jan. 27 is amended with two additional items

The agenda for Friday’s special called meeting of the Tennessee Board of Regents has been amended to include two additional items, including a proposal that would retain outgoing Chancellor David Gregory as a TBR employee for one month as a transition advisor for his successor, Dr. Flora Tydings.

Tennessee Board of Regents to meet Jan. 27 to act on search criteria for next president of Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga State

Gov. Bill Haslam, chairman of the Board of Regents, has called a special telephone meeting of the board for 3 p.m. CST, Jan. 27, to consider search criteria for the next president of Chattanooga State Community College. Approval of the criteria is the first step in the search for a successor to Dr. Flora Tydings, who becomes chancellor of the Board of Regents system Feb. 1.

Students across TBR system participate in MLK Day of Service projects

TBR Student Government Association presidents at their summer retreat

From food and baby-supply drives to wildfire damage cleanup and repair, students across Tennessee are working on scores of community service projects as part of a statewide Martin Luther King Day of Service initiative planned by student leaders at Tennessee Board of Regents colleges and universities. In addition to helping people and communities in need, the project provides more focused opportunities for Tennessee Promise students to perform the eight hours of community service required per semester for the scholarship program.

Debbie Adams appointed interim president of Chattanooga State Community College effective Feb. 1

Debbie Adams

Debbie Adams, a 30-year career staffer and administrator at Chattanooga State Community College, will serve as interim president of the college when President Flora Tydings leaves Feb. 1 to assume her new role as chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents. Adams, currently the college’s vice president of student affairs and workforce development, is being appointed today by TBR Chancellor David Gregory to lead Chattanooga State until the next president is appointed by the Board of Regents and arrives on campus later this year.

TBR Vice Chancellor Tristan Denley named one of five “higher ed leaders to watch in 2017 (and beyond)” by Education Dive

Dr. Tristan Denley

Dr. Tristan Denley, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the Tennessee Board of Regents, has been named one of five U.S. “higher education leaders to watch in 2017 (and beyond)” by the online publication Education Dive.

Denley is the only university system administrator on the list. 

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