Submitted by vmoreland on July 1, 2016
Veteran Tennessee journalist Richard Locker joined the Tennessee Board of Regents July 1 as interim communications director.
In his new role, Locker will coordinate and support communications, marketing, and web and digital media for the Board of Regents, which is the governing board for the state’s university and college system. The communications team is a division of the Office of the Chancellor.
Submitted by vmoreland on June 24, 2016
The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved the lowest increases in undergraduate tuition since 1983. Tuition rates at the six TBR universities, 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology will increase an average of 2.6 percent for the 2016-17 academic year.
Submitted by vmoreland on June 17, 2016
The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Northeast State Community College in Blountville on Friday, June 24, following a day of committee meetings on June 23. Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday in the 1st Floor Theater of the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts. Committees will meet in this order: Audit, Finance and Business Operations, Personnel and Compensation, Academic Policies and Programs and Student Life, External Affairs, and Workforce Development.
Submitted by MGreppin on May 31, 2016
The Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee and Committee Chairs are scheduled to meet at the TBR office in Nashville on Tuesday, June 7.
Submitted by MGreppin on May 24, 2016
Anthony (Tony) Miksa, current vice president at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Ill., will be recommended by Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor David Gregory as the next president to lead Walters State Community College.
The recommendation will go before the Board during a special called telephonic meeting on Friday, May 27, at 2 p.m. EDT/ 1 p.m. CDT.
Submitted by vmoreland on May 18, 2016
Two of Tennessee’s Community Colleges were chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a new federal program allowing low-income high school students to apply for Federal Pell grants to pay for dual enrollment courses.
Northeast State and Southwest Tennessee State community colleges join 42 other schools across the country chosen for the experimental program, which begins this summer and is expected to help about 10,000 students nationwide. This is the first time Pell grants will be used for students still in high school.
Submitted by MGreppin on May 4, 2016
The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 11.
Submitted by MGreppin on May 2, 2016
With news today that Governor Haslam will allow the faculty/staff campus carry bill to become law without his signature, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor David Gregory provided the following statement:
Submitted by MGreppin on April 11, 2016
Three finalists have been named to the short list of candidates in line to become the next president of Walters State Community College in Morristown. Each will participate in campus forums and community receptions next week.
Submitted by MGreppin on April 6, 2016
The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet via telephone at 1 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 12.