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Board of Regents meets, hears reports from Tennessee Promise students, approves other measures

Tennessee Board of Regents meets March 31, 2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents appointed a new director at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Morristown, heard a report from students on the Tennessee Promise scholarship program, approved changes in some student incidental fees and acted on other items on the agenda in its regular quarterly meeting Friday, March 31. 

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Tennessee Board of Regents to meet in regular quarterly session March 31. Board retreat is set for March 30.

The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in its regular quarterly session March 31 in Smyrna with an agenda that includes changes in some student incidental fees requested by colleges, appointment of a new director at TCAT-Morristown and a report by students on the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.  A day earlier, on March 30, Regents will also convene for a board retreat in Murfreesboro. 

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Tennessee Board of Regents committees to meet March 14

Two TBR committees -- Audit, and Finance and Business Operations --  as well as the chairs of all the board’s committees, will meet Tuesday, March 14, to review a number of items in advance of the full board’s next quarterly meeting on March 31. The Audit Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m., the Finance and Business Operations Committee will meet at 12:30 p.m., and the Committee Chairs will meet at 1 p.m. All three meetings will be held in Rooms 201-202-203 at the TBR system office at 1 Bridgestone Park, Nashville, Tenn., 37214.

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Student advisors from Tennessee's public colleges and universities gather for first Advising Academy

Spring Advising Academy
About 120 college advisors from across Tennessee gathered to review and explore strategies for keeping students moving toward completing their degrees. The 2017 Spring Advising Academy is the first in what is hoped will be a series of conferences to boost the key role that advising plays in student success.
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High school seniors sign Letters of Intent to attend Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, on National Career & Technical Education Signing Day

Students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro's Smyrna campus

Nearly 2,000 high school students across Tennessee took their seats Thursday at tables festooned with school colors to sign their college letters of intent. Parents, siblings and other relatives, school officials, and business and civic leaders watched and applauded. It was a scene replayed at most of the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology for National Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day on Feb. 16.  Modeled after the NCAA’s National Signing Day for high school athletes signing letters of intent to play college sports, CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day honors students choosing to enroll in technical colleges to further their educations.

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Chattanooga State Community College presidential Search Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 10, after public forum on the campus

The search for a new president of Chattanooga State Community College launches Friday, Feb. 10, with a public forum on the campus and the orientation meeting of a 19-member Search Advisory Committee that will review candidates and recommend finalists for the office. The forum will allow members of the campus and Greater Chattanooga communities to present their views about the qualities the committee should look for when reviewing candidates.

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TBR Finance & Business Operations Committee to meet Feb. 7

The Tennessee Board of Regents’ Committee on Finance and Business Operations will meet Tuesday, Feb. 7, to discuss various aspects of fees levied by TBR colleges and universities and a draft policy on how TBR will consider university budgets under the FOCUS Act. No votes are scheduled but the discussion launches consideration of mandatory and incidental fee requests by TBR campuses for the 2017-18 academic year.

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Board of Regents approves Search Advisory Committee, criteria for next president of Chattanooga State Community College

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved criteria for the next president of Chattanooga State Community College and identified a 19-member Search Advisory Committee to review candidates and recommend finalists for the office.

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Agenda for Board of Regents special meeting Jan. 27 is amended with two additional items

The agenda for Friday’s special called meeting of the Tennessee Board of Regents has been amended to include two additional items, including a proposal that would retain outgoing Chancellor David Gregory as a TBR employee for one month as a transition advisor for his successor, Dr. Flora Tydings.


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