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Board of Regents quarterly meeting is Dec. 12. Agenda includes 12 new student training programs at TCATs

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next regular quarterly meeting Dec. 12, with an agenda that includes consideration of budget revisions, 12 new student training programs at Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and the annual satisfaction survey of graduates of the technical colleges and their employers.

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TBR Strategic Plan Steering Committee convenes Dec. 11 to launch plan review

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The Tennessee Board of Regents is launching a periodic review of its 2015-25 Strategic Plan, starting Dec. 11 when a new TBR Strategic Plan Steering Committee will convene to begin planning the review.

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Two Board of Regents committees and committee chairs to meet Nov. 19

TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee meets April 23

Two committees of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the chairs of the board’s six standing committees will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19, to consider and review a number of items in advance of the board’s next quarterly meeting in December.

The Audit Committee will meet at 10 a.m., followed consecutively by meetings of the Personnel and Compensation Committee and the committee chairs. The meetings will be held in the board room at the TBR system office, 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, TN 37214.

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Board of Regents to meet Oct. 31 to consider criteria for Jackson State Community College's next president

Board of Regents to consider criteria for next JSCC president

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet by telephone conference call Thursday, Oct. 31, to consider approving the criteria and job description for the next president of Jackson State Community College, the first step in the presidential search process.

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Tennessee Board of Regents establishes new foundation to support state’s public community and technical colleges

TBR establishes new foundation to support its community & technical colleges

The Tennessee Board of Regents has established the Foundation for the College System of Tennessee to support its 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology through advocacy, marketing and fundraising.

The foundation’s board will guide the foundation in its mission, vision and growth. The board’s inaugural members are leaders in business, education and nonprofits who have a keen interest in the public colleges and their students as key to Tennessee’s future. The board convened for the first time last week and will meet again in February and June of 2020.

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Gov. Lee, other state & local officials break ground for McMinn Higher Education Center

Gov. Lee and others break ground for McMinn Higher Education Center

Gov. Bill Lee and other state and local officials broke ground today for construction of the McMinn Higher Education Center in Athens, a collaborative facility that will house programs offered by Cleveland State Community College, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Athens, and UT Extension.

The $18 million, 52,000-square-foot center is expected to open for classes and training in 2021. It will also provide space for local industry training to upgrade the skills of the area’s workforce.

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Degrees and technical certificates awarded at TN's community colleges increase 79% over 10 years

Walters State Community College's Niswonger Campus in Greeneville

Students at Tennessee’s community colleges earned 14,963 Associate degrees and technical certificates during the 2018-19 academic year – a 79 percent increase over the past 10 years despite a slight decrease in student enrollment over the same period.

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TN Board of Regents appoints Dr. Allana Hamilton vice chancellor for academic affairs

Board of Regents appoints Dr. Allana Hamilton vice chancellor for academic affairs

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Dr. Allana R. Hamilton as the board’s new vice chancellor for academic affairs. She has been president of Jackson State Community College for nearly three years and has a total of 28 years of experience as a faculty member and academic officer.

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TN Math Alignment Group begins work to identify learning gaps for students between high school & college mathematics

TN Math Alignment Group works to identify learning gaps for students between high school, college mathematics

The Tennessee Math Alignment Group, composed of 25 math educators and advocates from across the state, has launched an effort to identify learning gaps for students between high school and college mathematics and make policy recommendations to bridge them.

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USDA Rural Development grant to Tennessee Board of Regents will assist workforce readiness in Chester, Decatur, Henderson & Perry counties

Chester Co. Schools Director Troy Kilzer, TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings, USDA Rural Development TN State Director Jim Tracy sign grant papers to assist workforce in Chester, Decatur, Henderson, Perry counties

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has awarded the Tennessee Board of Regents a $250,000 Rural Community Development Initiative grant to improve educational and workforce readiness in four rural counties.

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