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TAICS & TPBSA Working For You!

WHO WE ARE:
The Tennessee Association of Independent Colleges and Schools (TAICS) and the Tennessee Proprietary Business School Association (TPBSA) are sister agencies representing Tennessee's schools with the legislature and regulatory entities critical to your success including the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, the legislature, and accrediting commissions.

TAICS facilitates professional growth and development for private career colleges and schools and their students, faculty, and staff.

TPBSA advocates on behalf of career colleges and schools and their students, faculty, and staff. The President of TPBSA is on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation and is the Government Relations Advisor for TAICS.

WHAT WE DO:
TAICS' Executive Director and Government Relations Advisor support or actively oppose legislation introduced annually in the state legislature. We protect your rights to operate your school in a businesslike manner.

We have worked for you most recently in the areas of computer training, massage therapy, and surgical technology. We continue to work toward getting our students eligible for HOPE scholarship dollars.

Our Associations, in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, working with the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University, conducted an Economic Impact Study of the career college sector in Tennessee. The study was completed in February 2007. With your support it will go a long way in cementing our legitimacy with legislators and other public officials.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Tennessee Association of Independent Colleges and Schools is to promote the common interests of its members.

To accomplish this Mission the goals of TAICS are to:

  • provide information to interested parties concerning vocational learning opportunities provided by member institutions;

  • respond to requests for information from print and broadcast media, from elected officials, and from other individuals or organizations who wish to know about the role of private career colleges in providing technical education and training at the post-secondary level;

  • monitor the activities of the Tennessee General Assembly and report to our members concerning the progress of specific legislative proposals which would affect the interests of our member institutions;

  • monitor activities of state and federal agencies as they develop and implement rules and regulations which may be of interest to member institutions;

  • formulate responses to notices of proposed rule making by these agencies and arrange testimony at public hearings where such rules are considered;

  • maintain a library of state and federal law and regulations affecting member institutions and their students;

  • analyze and disseminate this information to its members;

  • affiliate with other educational organizations for the purpose of gathering information;

  • support and encourage government and private providers of financial aid resources;

  • sponsor and arrange education and training opportunities for our members and other schools.

To implement these objectives, we publish a newsletter, maintain a web site, monitor legislation, attend and advise at THEC meetings, provide other correspondence and publications to benefit and promote private career colleges and schools, and plan quarterly workshops, an annual conference and a trade show.

TAICS Officers - 2013-2014

President
Cyndee Perdue Moore, Vice President for Operations
Tennessee Division
National College of Business & Technology
900 Madison Square
Madison, TN 37115
Tel: 615-612-3015
Fax: 615-868-3818
Email: cpmoore@national-college.edu

Secretary
C. Vicki Burch, President
West Tennessee Business College
1186 Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN 38301
Tel: 731-668-7240 or 1-800-737-9822
Fax: 731-668-3824
Email: vicki.burch@wtbc.edu

Vice-President
Rhessa Orr Hanson, Executive Director
Nashville Auction School
112 W. Lauderdale St.
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Tel: 931-393-4735
Fax: 931-393-3241
Email: nas@learntoauction.com

Treasurer
Dr. John McCurdy, CEO
North Central Institute
168 Jack Miller Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37042-4810
Tel: 931-431-9700
Fax: 931-431-9771
Email: jmccurdy@nci.edu

TAICS Directors 2013 - 2014:

Dr. J. Gary Adcox, Campus Director
National College of Business & Technology - Nashville
1638 Bell Road
Nashville, TN 37211
Tel: 615-333-3334
Email: jgadcox@national-college.edu

Katharine Purnell, Campus President
Daymar Institute - Clarksville
1860 Wilma Rudolp Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Tel: 931-552-7600
Email: kpurnell@daymarinstitute.edu

Jim Coakley, President
Lincoln College of Technology
1524 Gallatin Road
Nashville, TN 37206
Tel: 615-226-3990
Fax: 615-650-8211
Email: jcoakley@lincolntech.com

Ric Collier
Program Director, EMS Education
Southeastern Institute
3055 Lebanon Pike, Building 1, Ste. 300
Nashville, TN 37214-2230
Phone: 615-889-9388
Fax: 615-883-8095
rcollier@southeasterninstitute.edu

Deb Sawyer
Director
ITT Technical Institute
2845 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
615 889-8700 Office
615 872-7209 Fax
dmsawyer@itt-tech.edu

TPBSA Officers – 2013 – 2014

TN Proprietary Business Schools Association, Inc.

President
Dr. J. Gary Adcox, Campus Director
National College of Business & Technology - Nashville
1638 Bell Road
Nashville, TN 37211
Tel: 615-333-3344
Email: jgadcox@national-college.edu

Treasurer
Dr. John McCurdy, President
North Central Institute
168 Jack Miller Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37042-4810
Tel: 931-431-9700
Fax: 931-431-9771
Email: jmccurdy@nci.edu

Secretary
C. Vicki Burch, President
West Tennessee Business College
1186 Highway 45 Bypass
Jackson, TN 38301
Tel: 731-668-7240 or 1-800-737-9822
Fax: 731-668-3824
Email: vicki.burch@wtbc.edu

TPBSA Directors – 2013 – 2014

Cyndee Perdue Moore, Vice President for Operations
National College of Business & Technology
Tennessee Division
900 Madison Square
Madison, TN 27115
Tel: 615-612-3015
Fax: 615-868-3818
Email: cpmoore@national-college.edu

Jim Coakley, President
Lincoln College of Technology
1524 Gallatin Road
Nashville, TN 37206
Tel: 615-226-3990
Fax: 615-650-8211
Email: jcoakley@lincolntech.com

Katharine Purnell, Campus President
Daymar Institute - Clarksville
1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Tel: 931-552-7600
Email: kpurnell@daymarinstitute.edu

Rhessa Orr, Executive Director
Nashville Auction School
112 W. Lauderdale St.
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Tel: 931-393-4735
Fax: 931-393-3241
Email: nas@learntoauction.com

Ric Collier
Program Director, EMS Education
Southeastern Institute
3055 Lebanon Pike, Building 1, Ste. 300
Nashville, TN 37214-2230
Phone: 615-889-9388
Fax: 615-883-8095
rcollier@southeasterninstitute.edu

Deb Sawyer
Director
ITT Technical Institute
2845 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
615 889-8700 Office
615 872-7209 Fax
dmsawyer@itt-tech.edu

 

 

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