Chattanooga State will resume classes delayed by cyber incident

Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / A vehicle enters the Chattanooga State Community College campus on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Chattanooga State is resuming classes delayed earlier this month by a cyber incident.

Classes that were scheduled to start May 8 and run for 13 weeks were halted when the cyber threat was discovered May 6. Those classes will begin this week.

Classes scheduled to begin May 30 will start on time, officials said in a news release.

"Our commitment to providing high-quality education remains unwavering in the face of this cyber incident," Rebecca Ashford, Chattanooga State president, said in the release. "We understand the frustration this cyber incident has caused, and we are taking the necessary steps in an effort to get our students and faculty back on track as quickly as possible."

The college encourages vigilance and recommends taking precautionary measures to protect personal information. More information can be found on the FAQ page on the Chattanooga State website.

— Compiled by Lew Gilliland