Clarksville, TN – Wayne Pace (’68), Austin Peay State University alumnus and former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Time Warner Inc., was recently honored by the Tennessee Board of Regents for his unwavering generosity toward his alma mater.
In late April, TBR Vice Chair Emily Reynolds presented Pace with the 2015 Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy.
APSU President Alisa White and Tennessee Board of Regents Vice Chair Emily Reynolds present Wayne Pace (’68) with the 2015 Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. (Beth Liggett/APSU)
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Hears Restructured Remediation Success Story
Cookeville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents colleges are improving success rates for students who come to campus requiring remedial support.
Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents received the news during a report on academic initiatives at the Board’s quarterly meeting on the campus of Tennessee Tech University today.
A pilot program involving almost 1,000 students that began at nine community colleges last year helped the colleges improve students’ successful pass rate of the required freshman math course from about 10 percent to 62 percent overall, and in freshman writing from 30 percent to 74 percent. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Some years move along at a quiet, steady pace, continuing the traditions and patterns of the previous year before quietly fading into the next. No milestones mark the passage of time, and people often find themselves bored or, worse yet, uninspired.
At Austin Peay State University, 2014 was not that type of year. The last 12 months passed with such speed, thanks to major changes within the University, that the campus community will likely remember this past year as a crucial time in Austin Peay’s progression into a leading institution of higher learning.
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Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) will hold a called meeting Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, beginning at 3:15pm CDT.
The meeting will provide a roll-call vote to adopt rule changes already affirmed by the Board at its June 20th quarterly meeting through a voice vote.
The rule changes implement two new state laws that will impact students enrolling in college this fall. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University sees a 5.6 percent Maintenance Fee/Tuition Increase
Nashville, TN – On Friday, June 20th, the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) approved a recommendation to increase tuition and fees at its institutions this year.
Among other actions, the Board approved the Finance and Business Operations Committee’s recommendation to increase hourly maintenance fees 5.8 percent at the 13 community colleges across the state, 8.5 percent at the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, and ranging from 0 to 6.9 percent at the six TBR universities.
Because of an unexpected decline in state revenue collections, the outcomes-based funding formula used to allocate state appropriations was not fully funded this year. As a result, fee increase recommendations were higher than planned, a point expressed by TBR Chancellor John Morgan. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University could see a 5.6 percent Maintenance Fee/Tuition Increase
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations today recommended an increase in tuition and fees at all but one of its institutions this year.
Committee members noted that had the state been in a position to fund the outcomes in the new funding formula, the recommended TBR rate increases would be roughly half of what they approved.
If the Board approves the committee’s actions at its quarterly meeting tomorrow, hourly maintenance fees/tuition will increase 5.8 percent at the 13 community colleges across the state, 8.5 percent at the 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, and ranging from 0 to 6.9 percent at the six TBR universities. The University of Memphis had requested permission not to increase maintenance fees/tuition. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents will meet in regular quarterly session at Tennessee State University in Nashville on Thursday and Friday, June 19th-20th.
Committee meetings will begin at 1:00pm CDT June 19th in the Performing Arts Center in the Cox Theater. Committees will meet in this order: Committee on Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology; Business, Community and Public Affairs; Personnel and Compensation; Academic Policies and Programs and Student Life; and Finance and Business Operations. «Read the rest of this article»
200 College and University Leaders from 33 States
Improving K-12 Standards Critical to Promoting Student Success
Washington, D.C. – More than 200 college and university leaders from 33 states — including nearly two dozen postsecondary systems with a combined enrollment of more than three million students — today announced the launch of a new coalition that will serve as a vehicle for mobilizing higher ed leaders supporting Common Core State Standards.
Representatives from major college and university systems announced the coalition, Higher Ed for Higher Standards, in a press conference today. Postsecondary leaders view the Common Core State Standards as a key strategy for improving student success. The coalition can be found on the Web: higheredforhigherstandards.org. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) approved Alisa White as the next president for Austin Peay State University Monday.
White will assume her leadership role on June 30th, following the brief interim presidency of Tristan Denley and the departure of Tim Hall, who led the campus for seven years.
The Board met via telephone at 3:30pm Monday afternoon to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for White, who has been serving as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas at Tyler. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Alisa White is expected to be named the next president to lead Austin Peay State University pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents on Monday, June 2nd.
The Board will meet via telephone at 3:30pm CDT to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for White to replace Interim President Tristan Denley, who agreed to serve a temporary appointment after former APSU President Tim Hall ended his tenure at the university earlier this month to become president at Mercy College in New York. «Read the rest of this article»