Northeast State’s Commitment to Access and
shall be a premier learning-centered institution whose students and
graduates are among the best-prepared individuals to meet current and
Northeast State is
an open-access, public, comprehensive community college that advances
the lifelong educational development of the residents of the region
and strengthens the economic and social/cultural aspects of the
teaching, learning, service and student success, the College provides
innovative, high-quality and relevant associate, certificate and
career-focused educational programs and services.
comprehensive support services are offered through varied delivery
systems and at multiple sites throughout its primary service area of
Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties.
Within all aspects
of its operations, Northeast State serves the public’s interest
through the wise use of fiscal, human and physical resources.
Community College embraces these Guiding Beliefs:
- Residents should have the opportunity to reach their full
potential through participation in higher education.
- Effectiveness and efficiency are achieved through the wise use of
fiscal, human and physical resources.
- Cooperation -
Forming partnerships and working with others facilitates the
achievement of common goals.
- Diversity -
Creativity and achievement are fostered through respect for all
individuals and their ideas.
- Excellence -
Quality is ensured by using information gathered through a
continuous assessment, planning and implementation process.
- Integrity -
Success occurs in an environment of honesty, openness, fairness and
trust where people are treated with dignity and respect.
Northeast State is
committed to work cooperatively with campus and community groups to
encourage academic excellence, to strengthen leadership skills and to
enrich cultural awareness. Northeast State is also committed to
developing a climate in which racial harmony and cultural diversity
are valued, appreciated and accepted.
Northeast State Community College Diversity Plan complements the
College’s 2010-2015 Strategic Plan and responds to the Complete
College Tennessee Act of 2010 - to increase the number of Tennesseans
with post-secondary degrees. The plan also focuses on increasing
enrollment and persistence to graduation among first-time full-time
students from the following underrepresented groups: minority
and low-income students. Minority students include the following
- Asian or
- Black or
- Hispanic or
Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
are considered Pell-eligible.
and Campus Information
and Distance Education
Office of Inclusion
Phone: 423.354.5326 or 423.354.5303
E-mail: dkstreet@NortheastState.edu or pwmontgomery@NortheastState.edu
Mail: P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Campus: Johnson City (J1094 or J1095)
“We all should
know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand
that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter
what their color.” -- Maya Angelou