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Tennessee Board of Regents and the College System of Tennessee thank UT President Joe DiPietro for his years of service to UT and Tennesseans

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings’ statement today regarding UT President Joe DiPietro’s retirement announcement:

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Four community colleges win grants for high school Mechatronics programs

Mechatronics instructors and students

Four Tennessee community colleges are each receiving a $250,000 state grant to help high school students earn two-year degrees in the high-demand field of mechatronics.

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings announced that Chattanooga State, Cleveland State, Motlow State and Roane State community colleges will receive the funding. The grants were funded by a $1 million appropriation in the Fiscal Year 2018-19 State Budget proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam and approved by the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Board of Regents approves criteria for next Northeast State Community College president, new degree programs, changes in student incidental fees

At its quarterly meeting, the Board also acted on several other measures and recognized and heard from its new Outstanding Technical Student of the Year.

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Carrington Fox named College System of Tennessee’s Outstanding Technical Student of the Year

Carrington Fox, 2018 Outstanding Technical Student of the Year

Carrington Fox, a Nashville journalist and mother of three who returned to college to pursue her lifelong dream of building, was named the College System of Tennessee’s Outstanding Technical Student of the Year today.

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Board of Regents appoints next presidents of Motlow State and Nashville State community colleges

Dr. Shanna Jackson & Dr. Michael Torrence

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Shanna L. Jackson as the next president of Nashville State Community College and Dr. Michael L. Torrence as the next president of Motlow State Community College.

Torrence will assume office at Motlow on May 1 and Jackson will begin her leadership of Nashville State on June 1.

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Board of Regents to meet March 13 to consider recommendations for new presidents of Motlow State, Nashville State community colleges

Michael Torrence and Shanna Jackson

The Board of Regents will consider Chancellor Tydings' recommendations of Dr. Michael L. Torrence for president of Motlow and Dr. Shanna L. Jackson for president of Nashville State. 

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Two Tennessee community colleges are finalists for prestigious national excellence awards

Columbia State Community College's Williamson County campus

Columbia State and Pellissippi State are two of the six finalists for the American Association of Community Colleges' Award of Excellence in Student Success. No other state has more than one finalist in any one of the six award categories. Columbia State is also one of five finalists for the Advancing Diversity award

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Board of Regents to meet Dec. 14 at Volunteer State Community College; agenda includes warranty for technical program graduates

Volunteer State Community College

The board will convene at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Wemyss Auditorium of Caudill Hall on the campus of Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin.

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Laura Monks appointed president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville

Laura Monks

The Tennessee Board of Regents appointed Laura Monks as the new president of the TCAT–Shelbyville. Monks has served as interim president since former president Ivan Jones retired Sept. 1 and her appointment as president is effective Nov. 1.

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