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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.

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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.

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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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Tennessee Board of Regents votes unanimously to appoint Dr. Flora Tydings as next chancellor of the TBR system

Dr. Flora Tydings

The Tennessee Board of Regents voted unanimously today to appoint Dr. Flora Tydings as the next chancellor of the Board of Regents system – its ninth chief executive officer since the system’s creation in 1972. She has been president of Chattanooga State Community College since July 2015 and priot to that was a leader for 19 years in the public Technical College System of Georgia.

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Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and Community Colleges aid relief efforts after wildfires, tornados, severe storms of Nov. 28-30

TCAT students and staff

After the wildfires struck the Gatlinburg area and tornadoes struck elsewhere last month, staff and students at several Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and Tennessee's community colleges from across the state swung into action to help with relief efforts. That work culminated Dec. 6 when a tractor-trailer rig from TCAT-Knoxville’s truck driving program pulled into a Red Cross donation center in Sevier County and unloaded 28,541 personal and household items for residents displaced by the fires.

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Board of Regents to meet Dec. 27 to consider Dr. Flora Tydings as next chancellor of the TBR system

Dr. Flora Tydings

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in a special called session Tuesday, Dec. 27, to consider a recommendation for the appointment of Dr. Flora Tydings as the next chancellor of the Board of Regents system. She has has been president of Chattanooga State Community College since July 2015, and was president of Athens Technical College in Athens, Ga., a campus of the public Technical College System of Georgia, from 2003 to 2015.

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Tennessee Board of Regents appoints Dr. Allana Hamilton new president of Jackson State Community College

Dr. Allana Hamilton

The Tennessee Board of Regents appointed Dr. Allana R. Hamilton as the fifth president of Jackson State Community College on Thursday.

Hamilton is currently vice president for academic affairs at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tenn., a position she has held since 2010. She will assume the presidency in Jackson on Jan. 10, 2017.

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Allana Hamilton recommended as new president at Jackson State Community College; Board to vote Dec. 15

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor David Gregory will recommend Dr. Allana R. Hamilton as the next president of Jackson State Community College in a special called meeting of the Board on Dec. 15. She is currently vice president for academic affairs at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tenn., a position she has held since 2010.

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Tennessee Board of Regents approves new academic programs, receives reports on student success initiatives

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved new academic programs at several of its campuses and heard reports on enrollment trends and student success initiatives. Meeting in its regular quarterly December session in Nashville, the board also heard a report on satisfaction surveys of Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology alumni and their employers.

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