The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed David Gregory acting chancellor for the State University and Community College System of Tennessee at the recommendation of Governor Bill Haslam, board chair. Gregory, currently serving as TBR’s vice chancellor for Administration and Facilities Development, had previously announced his plan to retire at the end of January, but agreed to delay his departure for this role beginning Feb. 1.
TBR to Meet Jan. 21 to Appoint Acting Chancellor, Approve Search Criteria for Walters State President
The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a special called telephonic meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 2:30 p.m. CST for the purpose of appointing an acting chancellor for the State University and Community College System of Tennessee and approving the selection criteria to begin the search for a new president at Walters State Community College.
Morgan, who has served as chancellor of the state’s university and community college system since October 2010 and led the system’s transformation to become more comprehensive and student-focused, called the announcement bittersweet and said it was timed to acknowledge the accomplishments achieved by the system’s institutions over the past five years.
TBR hears Governor’s proposal for new structure, update on system-wide student success and campus security
Governor Bill Haslam told the Tennessee Board of Regents today about his proposal to focus the TBR’s efforts on the state’s 13 community and 27 technical colleges with the creation of local governing boards for the six universities currently under the TBR purview.
The Tennessee Board of Regents will convene its Winter quarterly meeting beginning at 1 p.m. CST Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Genesco Building Training Center in Nashville.
TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s Statement Regarding Today’s Announcement On Higher Education Governance
TBR Chancellor John Morgan responded to today’s Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s announcement on higher education governance.
Volunteer State Community College will expand its offerings at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus this fall, providing all the general education courses at the campus. The move comes as Vol State and Nashville State Community College agreed to modify their service area boundaries, trading sections of Davidson and Putnam counties. Nashville State or another community college may still provide academic programs not available through Vol State in the Cookeville campus as needed, but most courses will be provided by Vol State beginning next fall.
The Tennessee Board of Regents Audit Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on Committees, and Committee Chairs are scheduled to meet at the TBR office in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The Audit Committee will begin at 10:00 a.m. CST.
More than 20,000 students across the country have already registered for free online preparation courses for Advanced Placement exams developed by faculty from the Tennessee Board of Regents, and enrollment continues.