Northeast State Community College is a comprehensive two-year community college under the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee. As a comprehensive community college, Northeast State provides university parallel programs designed for students desiring to transfer to another college or university, career programs for students planning to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation, and continuing education and community service programs for professional growth and personal enrichment to the citizens of Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties.
Each member of the Northeast State team plays a critical role in the College’s efforts to provide quality academic programs and services. To that end, the College challenges its employees to:
- Provide the best environment for learning
- Encourage students to achieve their highest educational goals
- Continually motivate the students and themselves by looking at past professional accomplishments and pressing toward future goals
- Continually challenge students to become more educated about Northeast State
The Student Success unit at Northeast State Community College works to help students begin and succeed in their academic and life pursuits. Student learning does not just happen in a classroom. Opportunities for teaching and development exist everywhere and at all times on campus.
The job of the Student Success staff is to capture these opportunities by fostering and promoting positive interactions. Staff members encourage understanding and respect for diversity, sustain a belief in the worth of each individual, and support students in their educational endeavors. Student Success personnel advocate for each student at NeSCC by promoting access to college and community resources. The Office of the Vice President for Institutional Excellence and Student Success administers the unit.
In 2005 the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) introduced Inclusive Excellence as a methodology for helping colleges address diversity and inclusion.
Northeast State’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence focuses on compositional diversity and campus climate.
By embracing Inclusive Excellence, Northeast State promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout core components of the College:
- Student access and success
- Education and scholarship
- Institutional vitality and viability
- Organizational culture and climate
The Office of Diversity 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.
The Northeast State Community College Foundation, founded in 1986, is made up of more than 40 board members. The Foundation is a part of the College’s Advancement Office. The purpose of the Foundation is to support academics, community service, educational scholarships and other programs offered by the college. As the fundraising entity of the College, the Foundation exists to generate and receive gifts and donations in support of college programs.
The Northeast State Community College Foundation promotes and supports academic and educational scholarship, community service, and other programs offered by the College in an effort to provide the resources necessary for students to have a successful and rewarding experience that cultivates the next step in their lives.