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Two years after entering college, the first Tennessee Promise students are outperforming their peers

Tennessee College of Applied Technology students

The first class of Tennessee Promise students entered college in the fall of 2015. After four semesters, 56.2 percent of the first class of Promise students are either still enrolled, have earned a college credential, or transferred to a four-year university. That compares to 38.9 percent of their peers – a 17.3 percentage point difference.

Board of Regents to Meet in Regular Quarterly Session Sept. 21-22 in Memphis

The College System of Tennessee's governing board will meet Sept. 21-22 at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Macon Cove Campus. Major agenda items include fiscal year 2018-19 budget requests for new initiatives and capital projects; updates on the progress of Tennessee Promise students, fall semester enrollment and 2016-17 graduation rates; appointment of a new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Crossville, and search criteria for a new president of Motlow State Community College.

UT Martin offers community college students transfer scholarships

Dr. Allana Hamilton, president, Jackson State; Dr. Keith Carver, chancellor, UT Martin; Dr. Flora Tydings, chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents; and Mike Krause, executive director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Tennessee Promise students at community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents system looking to complete their four-year degrees will benefit from a new transfer scholarship program established by the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Board of Regents to meet June 22-23; agenda includes tuition and fee increases

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in its regular quarterly session on Friday, June 23 – following a day of board committee meetings on Thursday – at Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tenn. The agenda includes student tuition and fee recommendations for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

Dr. Rebecca Ashford appointed president of Chattanooga State Community College

Dr. Rebecca Ashford

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Rebecca Ashford as the next president of Chattanooga State Community College, effective July 10. “I am honored and humbled to be selected as the next president of Chattanooga State. I look forward to working with the faculty and staff to build upon the college's successes in meeting the community's educational and workforce needs,” she said.

Finalists selected for presidency at Chattanooga State Community College

Chattanooga State Community College

Four finalists have been selected in the search for the next president of Chattanooga State Community College. All four will participate in campus visits and forums April 19 through April 25, the next step in the selection process.

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. 

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. 

Tennessee Board of Regents committees to meet March 14

Two TBR committees -- Audit, and Finance and Business Operations --  as well as the chairs of all the board’s committees, will meet Tuesday, March 14, to review a number of items in advance of the full board’s next quarterly meeting on March 31. The Audit Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m., the Finance and Business Operations Committee will meet at 12:30 p.m., and the Committee Chairs will meet at 1 p.m. All three meetings will be held in Rooms 201-202-203 at the TBR system office at 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tenn., 37214.

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