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TN community & technical colleges help protect health professionals

TCAT Elizabethton's Tyler Hankes works with 3D printer in computer lab

Tennessee’s community and technical colleges are playing a major role in a crash project by the state’s public higher education system to manufacture face shields to help protect Tennessee health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TBR Audit Committee to meet Feb. 11

The Audit Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11, to receive and consider a recommendation to hire an investigative audit manager. The committee has authority to hire new audit staff members.

The meeting will be held by telephone conference call at 2:30 p.m. CT Feb. 11. The meeting is open to the public, and anyone wishing to join the call as listeners should contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason at 615-366-3927 or sonja.mason@tbr.edu by 9 a.m. Feb. 11 for call-in information.

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TBR Finance Committee sets meetings on student fees for Feb. 7, Feb. 20 & March 10

The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Friday, Feb. 7, to begin discussions of student fees at the state’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology for the 2020-21 academic year.

The committee will meet by telephone conference call at 1 p.m. CT. The meeting is open; anyone wishing to join the call as listeners should contact Board Secretary Sonja Mason at 615-366-3927 or sonja.mason@tbr.edu by 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, for call-in information.

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Board of Regents approves 12 new training programs at Colleges of Applied Technology in its quarterly meeting

TN Board of Regents December 2019 meeting

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved 12 new training programs at nine Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology across the state, and expanded learning-support programs for students of the TCATs.

In other action during the board’s quarterly meeting, Regents received a report on various measures of student success, including dual enrollment of high school students taking college courses and earning college credits.

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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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Dr. Robert Denn appointed Veterans Coordinator, underscoring importance of programs & services for veterans

Dr. Robert Denn is new TBR Veterans Coordinator

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings has designated Dr. Robert Denn, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, to serve as Veterans Coordinator for the College System of Tennessee, the state’s 40 community and technical colleges.

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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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