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Northeast State Community College

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) invites applications and nominations for the position of President of Northeast State Community College (NeSCC). The College’s main campus is in the picturesque Blountsville, Tennessee, close to the Virginia border, and an area rich in natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

Northeast State is a comprehensive, two-year postsecondary institution that serves a 5-county area of Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties in Tennessee. The college enrolls more than 5,500 credit-seeking students and over 1,200 non-credit students. In addition to the main campus in Blountville, Northeast delivers programming at campuses in Elizabethton, Gray, Johnson City, and Kingsport. Northeast State is one of Tennessee’s 13 community colleges. The President is the chief executive officer of the College and reports to the TBR through the Chancellor.

Northeast State is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges and Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. With a vision to be a premier learning‐centered institution whose students and graduates will be among the best‐prepared individuals to meet current and emerging needs, it is no surprise that Northeast State has been recognized as an innovative and entrepreneurial college.

The TBR is seeking a President to continue to move the College forward as a leader in higher education reform nationwide. The successful candidate will build upon the comprehensive academic and technical portfolio of the institution, maintain, and foster positive relationships with community and industry partners, and ensure the continued financial stability and integrity of the College.

The full list of preferred attributes, the leadership agenda and instructions on the application process can be found in the position profile: The new President will assume office in September 2022. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Materials received by June 3, 2022 can be assured full consideration from the search committee. The application should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a list of five professional references. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.

The search is assisted by Academic Search and confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Dr. Gwendolyn G. Joseph / (281) 889-9299 or Consultant Disa Mason .

The Community College System of Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Under state law, applicants may request that their application and related materials be confidential and not open for public inspection until such time the candidate is selected as a finalist for the position.