Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 1: System of Governance

01:02:00    Vision, Mission, and Values


Northeast State shall be a premier learning-centered institution whose students and graduates will be among the best-prepared individuals to meet current and emerging needs.


Northeast State is an open‐access, public, comprehensive community college that advances lifelong learning and strengthens the economic and social/cultural aspects of the community. To facilitate teaching, learning, service, and student success, the College provides innovative, high‐quality, and relevant associate, certificate, and career‐focused educational programs and services. Programming and comprehensive support services are offered through varied delivery systems and at multiple campuses 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 judicious use of fiscal, human, and physical resources and through the provision of safe and secure campuses.


Northeast State Community College embraces these values:

Respect:  We value respect and provide an environment of inclusiveness, cooperation, and diversity.

Responsibility:  We value responsibility and promote integrity, accountability, and excellence in teaching, learning, and services.

Responsiveness:  We value responsiveness and facilitate personal, professional, and economic growth.

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Divisional Review Responsibilities Checklist: President

Revision History: Sept. 2011; May 2013; Mar. 2016; Edited July 2019;Edited Feb. 2022