Northeast State Presidential Search

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 Blountville, 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 application deadline passed on June 3, 2022. The following four individuals have been chosen as the finalists in the search:


Eric Heiser

Dr. Eric A. Heiser

Provost
Central Ohio Technical College
Newark, Ohio


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Dr. Eric A. Heiser, provost at Central Ohio Technical College in Newark, OH. Dr. Heiser earned a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies-Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO; a Master of Arts degree in Adult and Postsecondary Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, both from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY; and an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Wyoming College in Riverton, WY.

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July 11, 2022 

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Connie Marshall

Dr. Connie Marshall

Interim President
Northeast State Community College  


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Dr. Connie Marshall, interim president at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, TN. Dr. Marshall earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN; a Master of Arts degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management, both from Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN; and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Science-Radiology from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.

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July 12, 2022 

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Jeff McCord

Commissioner Jeff McCord

Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development


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Commissioner Jeff McCord, Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Commissioner McCord earned an Ed.D. in Learning & Leadership from the University of Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN; a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Systems from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. 

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July 13, 2022 

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Robert Brandon

Dr. Robert R. Brandon

Vice President of Academic and Student Services
Southwest Virginia Community College
Richlands, Virginia


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Dr. Robert R. Brandon, vice president of academic and student services at Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands, VA. Dr. Brandon earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, NC; a Master of Arts degree in English at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, VA.

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July 14, 2022

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