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Committee appointed to lead search for next president of Dyersburg State Community College

Search committee appointed for next president of Dyersburg State Community College

A Search Advisory Committee that will lead and assist the Tennessee Board of Regents' search for the next president of Dyersburg State Community College has been appointed and will meet for its orientation session and a public forum on Aug. 18.

Board of Regents Member Greg Duckett will chair the 17-member committee, which also includes Regents Mark George, Nisha Powers and Emily J. Reynolds; representatives of the college’s faculty, staff, students and alumni, and business and community representatives from the Dyersburg area. The complete list of members is below.

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Board of Regents to meet July 27 to consider appointments of next presidents of Volunteer State Community College & TCAT McMinnville

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The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting July 27 to consider the appointments of the next presidents of Volunteer State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at McMinnville.

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Four finalists selected for next president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology at McMinnville. Campus forums set for July 15

Four finalists have been selected for the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at McMinnville. All four will participate in campus interviews and public forums on the McMinnville campus July 15, the next step in the presidential search.

The finalists are:

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Nashville State & Southwest Tennessee community colleges earn VETS Campus certification. Eleven Tennessee community colleges now VETS certified

Nashville State & Southwest Tennessee community colleges earn VETS Campus certification

Nashville State Community College and Southwest Tennessee Community College have earned certification as Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Campuses, designating their supportive environment and services to help veterans successfully transition from military service to college.

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Tennessee students excel at SkillsUSA National Conference and its competitions

Tennessee students bring home SkillsUSA medals

Career and technical education students from across Tennessee demonstrated excellence and brought home medals and honors at the 2021 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference last week.

The annual SkillsUSA conference and its national championship competitions showcased the nation’s best career and technical education (CTE) students, who competed in 106different trade, technical and leadership events. The 2021 SkillsUSA Championships were held virtually due to pandemic-related travel restrictions.

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Board of Regents approves tuition and fees for 2021-22, updates to strategic plan, new training programs

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The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved tuition, fees and preliminary budgets for the 2021-22 academic year at the state’s community and technical colleges, updates to the systemwide strategic plan, and new training programs at the technical colleges.

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Three finalists selected for Volunteer State Community College's next president. Campus visits, public forums set for June 22-24

Finalists selected for next president of Volunteer State Community College

A Tennessee Board of Regents Search Advisory Committee has selected three finalists for the next president of Volunteer State Community College. They will participate in campus visits – including forums with campus groups and the public – June 22, 23 and 24, the next step in the selection process.

The finalists are:

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TN Board of Regents to meet June 17-18. Agenda includes proposed tuition, fees for 2021-22 academic year

At its quarterly meeting June 17-18, the Tennessee Board of Regents will consider tuition and fee increases averaging 1.83 to 1.87 at the state’s community and technical colleges – equating to $24 per trimester at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) and $42 to $45 per semester at the community colleges.

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STRONG Act expansion gives TN National Guard personnel more educational opportunities

Gov. Bill Lee with Tennessee National Guard personnel

With Gov. Bill Lee’s expansion of the STRONG Act on May 17, there is no better time for Tennessee National Guardsmen to take advantage of incentives and benefits regarding their civilian education. While programs like the GI Bill and Federal Tuition Assistance have been around for some time, improvements to the Tennessee STRONG Act offer more educational options than ever before. Guardsmen can graduate with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or attend a technical school almost completely debt-free.

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Board of Regents Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet June 11 to consider tuition, fee recommendations for 2021-22

The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called meeting June 11 to consider its recommendations for student tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year. The committee’s recommendations will then be considered and acted on by the full Board of Regents at its quarterly meeting June 18.

The Board of Regents governs Tennessee's public community colleges and colleges of applied technology.

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