The TNCC is governed by an Executive Board, the Executive Director, and an Advisory Committee. The Executive Board consists mainly of presidents and chancellors while in recent years consensus has been reached on ad hoc advisory committees. The Executive Director directs and manages operations and reports to the Executive Board.
TENNESSEE CAMPUS COMPACT founded on March 13, 2008, is the 33rd State Campus Compact in the U.S. in affiliation with the National Campus Compact and 35 other State Compacts. It provides statewide leadership to advance academic service-learning through campus-community partnerships to address student retention, reduce the achievement gap, and increase engagement. Service-learning, community-based research, and other forms of civic engagement, when done well, improve student learning outcomes while addressing issues of access, diversity, retention, and workforce development. As a result, elements of engagement are being incorporated into Carnegie classifications, regional accreditation standards, and major research funding criteria.