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Tennessee’s community & technical colleges awarded 22,998 degrees, diplomas in 2019-20 academic year; 15,874 awards at community college awards were a record high

Tennessee’s Community Colleges awarded a record number of 15,874 degrees and technical certificates during the 2019-20 academic year – a 44 percent increase from a decade ago. The previous high was 15,240 two years ago.

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Board of Regents to meet Sept. 22-23. Agenda includes fall semester enrollments, results of 2019-20 academic year, funding requests for 2021-22

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its fall quarterly meeting Sept. 22-23, with an agenda that includes reports on fall semester enrollment and results of the 2019-20 academic year.

The board, which governs Tennessee’s public community and technical colleges, will also consider funding recommendations for new or expanded program initiatives for fiscal year 2021-22.

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Tennessee’s community colleges launch fall semester with focus on health & safety

Tennessee's community colleges welcome students for Fall semester

Tennessee’s community colleges are welcoming students back for Fall semester, in a variety of class modalities and with a focus on keeping them healthy and safe as they continue their studies.

Eleven of the 13 community colleges start fall classes Monday, Aug. 24.  Northeast State Community College began classes Aug. 17 and Roane State Community College launched Aug. 19.

The 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology start their Fall terms Sept. 1.

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Seven College System leaders named to Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute Class of 2020-21

Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute

Seven of the 30 members of the Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute class of 2020-21 announced today by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education represent Tennessee community and technical colleges and the College System of Tennessee.

SCORE invited the 30 leaders from across higher education, K-12 education, business and industry, and nonprofit organizations to participate in the 5th Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute.

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Board of Regents to meet in special session Aug. 12 to consider new and revised policies

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting Aug. 12 to consider policy revisions required by new federal Title IX regulations and a new Infectious Disease Policy for the state's community and technical colleges.

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No tuition or fee increase for students at Tennessee's community & technical colleges for Academic Year 2020-21: TN Board of Regents

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Students attending Tennessee’s public community colleges and colleges of applied technology will see no tuition or fee increase during the upcoming academic year as a result of action today by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

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Dr. Carol Puryear appointed president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro

Dr. Carol Puryear

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Carol Puryear as president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro, where she has served as interim president since May 2019.

She previously led the college as its director from 2007 to 2012, when she left to join the Tennessee Board of Regents system staff, first as associate vice chancellor of instruction and special projects for all 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and, since 2017, as vice chancellor of economic and community development.

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Board of Regents appoints George J. Pimentel president of Jackson State Community College & Brian A. Lapps Jr. general counsel of the College System of Tennessee

George J. Pimentel, Brian A. Lapps Jr.

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. George J. Pimentel as the next president of Jackson State Community College, effective July 1.  A U.S. Army infantry veteran, he has been vice president of academic affairs at Volunteer State Community College since 2014 and has 26 years of teaching and academic administrative experience.

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College System supports TN Pledge for Higher Education for health, safety of students, faculty, staff & public

Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education

The College System of Tennessee fully supports the Tennessee Pledge for Higher Education, an array of guidelines and best practices for the health and safety of campus communities while continuing high-quality instruction during the Covid-19 era, Chancellor Flora W. Tydings said today.

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Board of Regents meets June 2 to consider appointment of president of Jackson State Community College. Committee Chairs & Audit Committee will also meet.

Jackson State Community College

The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting Tuesday, June 2, to receive and act on recommendations by Chancellor Flora W. Tydings for the next president of Jackson State Community College and the board’s next general counsel.

The virtual meeting will be streamed live and archived on the TBR website at https://www.tbr.edu/board/june-2-2020-special-called-board-meeting starting at 8:30 a.m. CT, with consideration of the two appointments the only items on the agenda.

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