Tennessee Board of Regents

Jackson State Community College is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), which was created in 1972 by the General Assembly as the governing body of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. At that time, the member institutions of the System were the State Universities and Community Colleges formerly governed by the State Board of Education. In 1983, the General Assembly transferred the Technical Institutes and Area Vocational Schools (now called Tennessee Technology Centers) to the Tennessee Board of Regents. The Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees of the University of Tennessee System are coordinated by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.