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Austin Peay State University art students earn several awards and scholarships

 

Austin Peay State University Department of Art - APSUClarksville, TN – February turned out to be a good month for the Austin Peay State University Department of Art, with several students earning prestigious awards and scholarships.

Graphic design student Brooke Mckee was awarded a Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) scholarship for winning a Design Center student competition to design the visual identity for TBR’s Critical Conversations Initiative. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named

 

First Meeting, Open Forum Scheduled February 17th

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – The Search Advisory Committee members for a new president of Austin Peay State University have been selected and will meet for the first time on February 17th following a public forum on the APSU campus about the search process.

The advisory committee will meet at 12:45pm Monday, February 17th, on the APSU campus in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. Campus and community members are also invited to an open forum to discuss the criteria and search process for the new president from 11:00am – noon, also in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee to receive grant to boost College Degree Completion Rates

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – Tennessee was named one of only three states selected to receive a grant valued at $1 million to increase on-time college completion rates.

The grant supports the state’s higher education reform efforts that help students finish a degree in two years from a community college and in four years from a university, saving time and money, and ensuring a higher rate of success.

The award enhances Governor Bill Haslam’s “Drive to 55” initiative to encourage more Tennesseans to earn a college degree or workforce certificate. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam makes appointments to Higher Education Boards

 

Robert Fisher of Clarksville Tennessee among those Appointed

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced the appointments of eight new members and five re-appointments to Tennessee’s higher education boards as well as the selection of the chair of Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR).

Robert Fisher, Pam Koban and Keith Wilson will serve on THEC. Brad Lampley, Bonnie Lynch, Sharon Pryse and Thaddeus Wilson will serve as new members of the University of Tennessee (UT) Board of Trustees. Deanna Wallace will join TBR as a new member. Cato Johnson was elected chair of THEC, and Emily Reynolds was elected vice-chair of TBR. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee expands Early College Math Program Statewide

 

SAILS Initiative to focus on increasing college readiness

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – A highly successful, cutting-edge high school math intervention program piloted in Chattanooga will be expanded to serve students statewide, according to an announcement by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Tennessee Board of Regents.

The Seamless Alignment and Integration of Learning Support (SAILS) program, pioneered at Chattanooga State Community College, focuses on high school seniors who score below readiness benchmarks in mathematics by delivering college remediation prior to graduation from high school. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Board of Regents meet to Confirm APSU’s Tristan Denley as TBR Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

 

Board to Approve Criteria for Cleveland State Presidential Search

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan will recommend the Board appoint Dr. Tristan Denley as the next vice chancellor for Academic Affairs during a telephonic meeting called for 3:30pm CDT on Tuesday, July 16th.

Denley currently serves as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and professor of mathematics at Austin Peay State University (APSU), where he developed initiatives to improve student learning, most notably for students who need help with math, reading and writing.

Dr. Tristan Denley

Dr. Tristan Denley

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Austin Peay State University provost Dr. Tristan Denley to take position as vice chancellor at Tennessee Board of Regents

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – APSU’s chief academic official, Dr. Tristan Denley who currently serves as Provost, has informed the campus community that he has accepted a position with the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, pending an official vote by the TBR.

Tentative plans are for Denley to begin in his new role with TBR in August.

Dr. Tristan Denley

Dr. Tristan Denley

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Tennessee Board of Regents Approves Tuition Increases, APSU sees 3% Increase

 

Nashville State Community College sees Tuition Increase as well

Tennessee Board of RegentsMorristown, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents  approved maintenance fee/tuition recommendations at its universities and community colleges. Maintenance fee increases are lower this year than in the past two years and will not affect the Tennessee Technology Centers.

It also took action on recommendations by a number of committees, including Finance and Business Operations, Personnel and Compensation, Academic Policies and Programs, and Tennessee Technology Centers. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Higher Education Initiative

 

Corporate leader to spearhead effort in coordination with state leadership

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced that Randy Boyd will join his administration as special advisor to the governor for Higher Education to focus on affordability, access and quality of state programs.

Boyd will consult with a formal working group appointed by Haslam made up of the governor, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), and president of the University of Tennessee. Although Boyd’s position will be full-time, he will be working for the state on a voluntary, unpaid basis. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Board of Regents Institutions receive more than $17.1M in Federal Grants for Tennessee Job Training Programs

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges and Tennessee Technology Centers were awarded more than $17.1 million in federal grants for job training programs in health care- and manufacturing-related fields today.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced today that TBR schools will receive funds through three different awards. A consortium of all of Tennessee’s community colleges and  technology centers will receive almost $12.6 million for health care training; Chattanooga State Community College will receive more than $3 million for manufacturing job training; and Pellissippi State Community College and the TTC-Murfreesboro will take part in a $15 million Michigan-based consortium to redesign teaching and delivery programs in manufacturing. «Read the rest of this article»

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