New Board Orientation and Training

The FOCUS Act requires new board members to be trained before undertaking the duties of university governance.  For the newly confirmed FOCUS boards, now referred to as locally-governed institutions (“LGIs”), THEC is coordinating training in partnership with university staff and the Association of Governing Boards.

THEC Materials

AGB Materials

LGI Materials

  • Austin Peay
    State University
  • East Tennessee
    State University
  • Middle Tennessee
    State University
  • Tennessee State
    University
  • Tennessee Technological
     University
  • University of
    Memphis

Board Professional Development

August 18, 2017, Music City Center, Nashville

In August, all higher education board members, including those serving the LGIs, the Tennessee Board of Regents, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and the University of Tennessee, will convene in Nashville to hear from national experts and state leaders on higher education trends and best practices.