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Northeast State Community College presidential Search Advisory Committee appointed, to meet Aug. 16

Northeast State Community College

A Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to lead the search for the next president of Northeast State Community College, and the committee will convene its first meeting Aug. 16 at Northeast’s main campus in Blountville.

The 17-member committee includes four members of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the college’s governing board, and representatives of the Northeast faculty, staff, students and alumni, and the local community. The committee will be chaired by Regent Tom Griscom.

The meeting time and location on the campus will be announced closer to the meeting when details are completed.

The next president will succeed TBR Executive Vice Chancellor James King, who has served as interim president since the retirement of Dr. Janice Gilliam last summer after eight years as the college’s president.

The Board of Regents approved the criteria for the next president at its March 29 meeting. TBR Chancellor Flora W. Tydings said she expects the next president will be in office at Northeast by Jan. 1.

The search committee will work with the executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates to receive applications and nominations from highly qualified candidates from around the country, review qualifications and conduct interviews before recommending up to three finalists to the chancellor. The chancellor will conduct further interviews and gather input from the college before recommending one candidate to the Board of Regents, which appoints presidents of all colleges in the system.

Search Advisory Committee members are:

 

Regent Tom Griscom, Chair

TBR BOARD MEMBER

 

Regent Emily J. Reynolds

TBR BOARD MEMBER (VICE CHAIR)

 

Regent Miles Burdine

TBR BOARD MEMBER

 

Regent Danni Varlan

TBR BOARD MEMBER

 

Ms. Francis Canedo

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Northeast State Community College

 

Mr. Richard Blevins

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE

Northeast State Community College

 

Mr. Austin Cox

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Northeast State Community College

 

Mr. Kevin Ball

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Northeast State Community College

 

Ms. Jennifer Starling

STUDENT AFFAIRS REPRESENTATIVE

Northeast State Community College

 

Mr. Gordon Mobley

ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVE

 

Ms. Sherry Mott

SUPPORT STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

Northeast State Community College

 

Mr. Paul Montgomery

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF REPRESENTATIVE

Northeast State Community College

 

Mr. Brian Miller

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

 

Ms. Beth Rhinehart

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

 

Mr. Clay Walker

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

 

Mr. Dennis Phillips

BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

 

Dr. Bob Plummer

UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVE

East Tennessee State University

 

Northeast State Community College is a comprehensive, two-year postsecondary institution located in Blountville, Tennessee. Northeast serves a five-county area of Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties, and enrolls over 6,100 credit-seeking students and over 500 non-credit students. In addition to the main campus in Blountville, Northeast delivers programming at campuses in Elizabethton, Gray, Johnson City, and Kingsport.

The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 100,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.