President Hall elected to lead TBR Presidents' Council

Southwest is proud to announce the appointment of President Tracy D. Hall as the 2019 President of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Presidents’ Council.

Dr. Hall was elected by Tennessee community college presidents to represent community colleges across the state. Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Jackson and Whiteville President Jeff Sisk was elected by the technical colleges as their representative.

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TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings said, “I’m delighted that our college presidents elected Dr. Hall to lead the TBR Presidents’ Council this year and I look forward to an even closer working relationship with her in her new role. The presidents are the chief executive officers of our campuses – working directly with students and faculty – and are leaders in their communities, so the Board of Regents and I rely on them for advice, input and guidance on policy affecting our students, faculty and communities.”

“I am honored to represent the interests of my fellow presidents and their respective institutions and Southwest,” President Hall said. “I appreciate this vote of confidence on the part of my colleagues.”

Tydings added that the TBR Board established the Presidents’ Council many years ago to review proposed policy changes that have worked their way up through the various sub-councils. When required, those policies then go to the TBR board for final approval.

“This year is of critical importance to Tennessee higher education, especially given the major changes in state government, and as the leader of the Presidents’ Council, Dr. Hall will help us navigate through it to ensure that we achieve our dual mission of Student Success and Workforce Development,” Tydings said.

The Presidents' Council meets quarterly in person at the TBR central office and via telephone periodically in between. Meeting agendas are set by the chancellor who chairs the meetings and is an ex officio member of the council. The meetings are not open to the public or the press. The Presidents’ Council schedule and materials are available to the public.

Congratulations, President Hall, on this monumental appointment!