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Board of Regents appoints Dr. Jeff McCord president of Northeast State Community College; approves criteria for next presidents of Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Athens & Murfreesboro

Dr. Jeff McCord

The Tennessee Board of Regents today unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Jeff McCord as the next president of Northeast State Community College, effective Sept. 30.

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Chancellor recommends Dr. Jeff McCord as next President of Northeast State Community College. Board of Regents to meet Aug. 8 to consider appointment.

Dr. Jeff McCord

After a national search and campus forums with four finalists, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings is recommending Dr. Jeff McCord for appointment as the next president of Northeast State Community College. The Board of Regents will convene a special called meeting Monday, Aug. 8 to consider acting on the appointment.

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15th Class of Maxine Smith Fellows completes its year of leadership development

Maxine Smith Fellows Class of 2022

The 15th Class of Maxine Smith Fellows – 17 faculty and staff members from colleges and universities across Tennessee – has completed the year-long leadership development program named in honor of the late Maxine A. Smith, a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents from 1994 to 2006 and a longtime civil rights leader in Memphis.

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Four finalists selected for next president of Northeast State Community College. Campus visits, public forums set for July 11-14

Northeast State Community College

A Tennessee Board of Regents Search Advisory Committee has selected four finalists for the next president of Northeast State Community College. They will participate in campus visits – including open forums with campus groups and the public – July 11-14, the next step in the selection process.

The finalists are:

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Seven Tennessee community & technical colleges awarded grants totaling $5.7 million for career & technical education

TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings met with leaders of colleges receiving the Perkins READI grants

Seven Tennessee community and technical colleges are receiving grants totaling just over $5.7 million to boost career and technical education programs, through the federal Perkins Grant program.

The Perkins READI (Recruit Engage And Develop for Innovation) Grants have been awarded to the following institutions following a competitive application process by the Tennessee Board of Regents:

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Board of Regents holds tuition & fees stable for students at Tennessee’s public community & technical colleges for 2022-23

TN Board of Regents keeps tuition & fees stable through June 2023

Students will not face a tuition or fee increase at Tennessee’s public community and technical colleges for the upcoming academic year after the Tennessee Board of Regents voted Friday to keep rates stable for the second time in three years.

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Michael Williams appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Safety and Security and TCAT Chief of Police

Chancellor Flora W. Tydings swears Michael Williams in as assistant vice chancellor

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) has approved the appointment of Michael D. Williams as the College System of Tennessee’s new assistant vice chancellor for campus safety and security and chief of police of the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings swore Williams into office Friday, June 17, during the Board of Regents’ quarterly meeting, held at Columbia State Community College.

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Board of Regents quarterly meeting is June 16-17 at Columbia State Community College; agenda includes budgets, tuition for 2022-23, policy revisions

The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold its next regular quarterly meeting June 16-17, at Columbia State Community College in Columbia. The agenda includes operating budgets and tuition for fiscal year 2022-23, capital budget requests for campus construction projects for fiscal year 2023-24, and several proposed policy changes.

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Faculty, presidents, staff from Tennessee’s community & technical colleges focus on challenges facing student attendance at Strategic Enrollment Management Conference

Nearly 200 faculty, staff participate in SEM 2022

Teams of presidents, faculty and staff from Tennessee’s community and technical colleges gathered in Nashville Thursday for SEM 2022 – the College System of Tennessee’s Strategic Enrollment Management conference to share information and best practices about student engagement, enrollment and retention efforts across the system.

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Ground broken for Chattanooga State's Advanced Manufacturing Building

Architect's rendering of TCAT Advanced Manufacturing Building at Chattanooga State

Chattanooga State Community College held the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, June 7, for the future home of its $21.7 million TCAT Advanced Manufacturing Building on the college's main campus.


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