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Jackson State Community College leads in computer information technology & cyber defense

JSCC students work on a server in the college's computer lab

The Cyber Defense Program at Jackson State Community College is the only community college program in Tennessee to be certified as a National Center of Academic Excellence by the U.S. National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

The designation puts Jackson State among an elite group of institutions across the country offering computer information technology courses that meet rigorous federal standards and sets graduating students apart from others, said Dr. Tom Pigg, Jackson State’s Dean of Health Sciences and Computer Information Technology.

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TBR’s Office of Economic & Community Development hosts Workforce Development Conference

LEGO team building at TNTrained Workforce Development Conference

A new online workforce training initiative tailored to specific industries, building apprenticeship programs, and the latest industrial technology were focus topics at the TNTrained Workforce Development Conference hosted by the Tennessee Board of Regents Office of Economic & Community Development at Nashville State Community College this week.

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Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet April 23 to begin review of tuition, mandatory fees for 2019-20

TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee meets April 23

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will meet by telephone conference call at 3 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 23, to begin discussion of student tuition and mandatory fees for the 2019-20 academic year at Tennessee’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology.

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New interactive TBR Data Dashboards, TN Education & Workforce Maps part of broader transparency initiative

New interactive Data Dashboards

The Tennessee Board of Regents website has several new interactive tools – including Data Dashboards – that make it easier for Tennesseans to track and analyze data related to the student success and workforce development missions of the TBR system’s 40 community and technical colleges.

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Board of Regents appoints Mike Whitehead as president of TCAT Pulaski & honors James D. King during quarterly meeting

Board of Regents quarterly meeting

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Mike Whitehead as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski, effective April 1.

The board’s unanimous vote for the appointment occurred during its quarterly meeting in Nashville and ends a four-month search. Whitehead has been vice president of TCAT Pulaski since August 2015 and succeeds Tony Creecy, who retired Jan. 2 after 33 years of service at the college.

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College System honors its outstanding students, faculty, staff and college of the year at first SOAR event

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The College System of Tennessee honored its outstanding students, faculty, staff and college of the year during the first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) celebration Wednesday night in Nashville. 

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Chancellor recommends Mike Whitehead as next president of TCAT Pulaski; Board will consider appointment at March 21 meeting

Mike Whitehead

After a four-month search process, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings is recommending appointment of Mike Whitehead as the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Pulaski. The Board of Regents will consider and act on the recommendation at its next quarterly meeting Thursday, March 21, in Nashville.

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Board of Regents meets March 21; agenda includes new president at TCAT Pulaski, TN Promise & Reconnect updates, student incidental fees

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next quarterly meeting March 21 in Nashville. The agenda includes appointment of a new president at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Pulaski, updates on the Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect programs, and small changes in student incidental fees at six community colleges.

Other agenda items include new training programs at nine technical colleges, routine revisions to TBR policies, and updates on research partnerships and Gov. Bill Lee’s budget recommendations for higher education.

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College System to honor outstanding students, faculty, staff at first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) March 19-20

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The College System of Tennessee will honor its outstanding students, faculty and campus staff – and the College of the Year – during its first Statewide Outstanding Achievement Recognition (SOAR) celebration March 19-20 in Nashville.

The two days of activities will include judging and a dinner for finalists in each of the SOAR Award individual categories; a Student Honors Luncheon honoring members of the Phi Theta Kappa All-Tennessee Academic Team and the National Technical Honor Society, and the annual Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Day on the Hill. 

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TCAT Shelbyville Vice President Brandon Hudson selected for national Postsecondary Leadership Success Program

Brandon Hudson, TCAT Shelbyville vice president

Brandon Hudson, vice president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Shelbyville, has been selected to join the 2019 class of the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), a year-long immersion in leadership development activities for career and technical educators.

This is the program’s inaugural class and has only 20 members from postsecondary institutions offering career and technical education (CTE) across the nation. Hudson is the only class member selected from Tennessee.

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