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Vol State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Meets Jan. 11

The search advisory committee for a new president of Volunteer State Community College will meet again on Wednesday, Jan. 11 beginning at 12:45 p.m. CST in the Thigpen Library of Vol State’s Rochelle Center. The committee, which met for the first time in December to receive applications and outline the search process, will begin narrowing the list of candidates to a smaller group, around 10-15 first-round finalists. As of Jan.

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Vol State Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named

The presidential search advisory committee for a new president of Volunteer State Community College has been selected and will meet for the first time Thursday, Dec. 15.

The meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. CST in the Thigpen Library of the Rochelle Center on the Vol State campus.

Vol State’s previous president, Warren Nichols, left in October to take the position as vice chancellor for the TBR’s new Community College System. Bruce Scism, Vol State’s vice president of Academic Affairs, was selected to serve as interim president until a permanent president is hired.

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Board to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Dec. 8 in Nashville

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session Thursday, Dec. 8, at the TBR Office in Nashville. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the Genesco Training Center.

The Board will hear reports from and approve minutes of the Audit Committee, Ad-Hoc Committee on Conflict of Interest and Ad-Hoc Committee on Capital Outlay and Capital Maintenance.

Action items include approval of the October revised budget, institutional student disciplinary policies, system-wide legislative initiatives, and capital outlay priorities.

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Chancellor Recommends Brian Noland as ETSU’s Next President

Brian Noland is expected to be named the ninth president to lead East Tennessee State University pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Monday.

The Board will meet via telephone at 1:30 p.m. CST on Monday, Nov. 21, to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for Noland to replace Paul Stanton, who will retire from ETSU on Jan. 14 after leading the campus for some 15 years.

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Public Notice of Accreditation Review Visit by NLNAC

The Regents Online Degree Program will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Master of Science in Nursing program. The public is invited to meet the visit team and share comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 3:20 – 4:00 p.m. CST at the Tennessee Board of Regents Central Office in Room 338 of the Genesco Building located at 1415 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee, 37217-2833.

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Tennessee Board of Regents Revamps Teacher Ed Programs

Over the past two years, universities and community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system have been rewriting course schedules, developing mentorships with local school systems, and rethinking the way teachers have traditionally been taught and trained in school.

The initiative is expected to transform education programs across the state and help Tennessee turn the corner on improving teacher and student performance.

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