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Board of Regents meets, hears reports from Tennessee Promise students, approves other measures

Tennessee Board of Regents meets March 31, 2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents appointed a new director at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Morristown, heard a report from students on the Tennessee Promise scholarship program, approved changes in some student incidental fees and acted on other items on the agenda in its regular quarterly meeting Friday, March 31. 

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Tennessee Board of Regents to meet in regular quarterly session March 31. Board retreat is set for March 30.

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in its regular quarterly session March 31 in Smyrna with an agenda that includes changes in some student incidental fees requested by colleges, appointment of a new director at TCAT-Morristown and a report by students on the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.  A day earlier, on March 30, Regents will also convene for a board retreat in Murfreesboro. 

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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.

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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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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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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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TBR's Dr. Robbie Melton wins national award for her work in educational technology

Dr. Robbie Melton, associate vice chancellor of mobilization and emerging technology at the Tennessee Board of Regents, has been awarded the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies’ top honor for her work in educational technology. WCET honored Melton with its Richard Jonsen Award, given annually since 1998 to a member who is committed to improving postsecondary education through innovative uses of technology and for exceptional service to the cooperative.

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Two TBR leaders among Top 30 improving education through technology

TBR Leaders

Two senior Tennessee Board of Regents administrators – Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Tristan Denley and Walters State Community College Assistant Vice President of Information and Educational Technologies Joe Sargent are among the Top 30 education technology leaders honored by the Center for Digital Education for their efforts to improve education through technology.

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TBR to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 15-16 in Chattanooga

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in its regular quarterly session on Sept. 15 and 16 at Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga. Committee meetings will begin Thursday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. EDT and run consecutively all afternoon. The full Board of Regents convenes at 9:30 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 16.

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