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Roane State Community College

The Tennessee Board of Regents invites applications and nominations for the position of President of Roane State Community College.

Roane State Community College is a comprehensive, two-year postsecondary institution with nine teaching locations in central east Tennessee.  The college offers academic programs leading to the award of the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Science in Teaching, and Associate of Applied Science degrees as well as Technical Certificates.  Although Roane State is primarily an open-admissions institution, selective admissions requirements are in place for the college’s Nursing and 13 Allied Health Science programs.  Roane State’s student population is 66% female, with 55% of students enrolled full-time. Students over the age of 25 represent 35% of the population, 49% are under the age of 21, and 11% are pre-college students enrolled in dual studies. The college is distinctive not only for the breadth of its health science programs but as the Tennessee higher education institution with the largest percentage (65.8%) of off-campus enrollment.  Currently, 63% of students are enrolled in career preparation programs and 37% in programs intended for transfer.  The most recent six-year graduation rate was 40%.  Roane State fulfills its public service mission through a wide range of continuing education and workforce development offerings as well as the positive economic impact associated with the Henry Stafford Agricultural Exposition Center and the Cumberland Business Incubator. Additional information can be found at the college’s website:

Roane State Community College is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges and Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The President is the chief executive officer of the college and reports to the Tennessee Board of Regents through the Chancellor.  Criteria for selection include:

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution (preferred);
  • A distinguished record of teaching and experience in public higher education (preferred);
  • A minimum of five years successful campus administrative experience at a level with significant decision-making responsibilities affecting an entire campus or as head of a major academic or administrative unit in an academic environment (preferred);
  • An understanding of and commitment to the principles of academic freedom, tenure, and shared governance;
  • A demonstrated commitment to serving students, faculty and staff;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as core values that enhance the educational process;
  • A demonstrated commitment to affirmative action, and equal opportunity;
  • A demonstrated strength in human relations, communications, planning, financial management, budgeting, and organizational skills to lead and inspire internal and external constituencies of the College;
  • An understanding of and commitment to private fundraising;
  • An understanding of regional workforce education and training needs;
  • An understanding of and commitment to the role of Roane State Community College as a part of a higher education system;
  • An understanding of and commitment to successful implementation of the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010, with a focus on retention and timely graduation;
  • A commitment to attracting traditional and non-traditional students into transfer programs as well as workforce programs (A.A.S./Certificates) and promoting approaches to enhance their opportunities for success;
  • An understanding of the needs and concerns of the public and private constituencies of the College, as well as of the College community, including students, faculty and staff, alumni, and other College supporters;
  • A commitment to policies and directives of the Tennessee Board of Regents.

The Tennessee Board of Regents is committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and diverse educational environment and encourages applications from interested candidates who can contribute to, promote, and enhance this effort. 

The State University and Community College System of Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Under state law, applicants may request that their application and related materials be confidential and not open for public inspection unless the candidate is selected as a finalist for the position. 

Initial screening of applicants will begin mid-July, and it is anticipated that a President will be selected by mid-September 2012.   Applications and nominations should be sent to the following address:                               

Mr. John Morgan, Chancellor
Tennessee Board of Regents
1415 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 340, Nashville, TN  37217

Roane State Community College
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748-5011

(865) 354-3000 or toll free 866-462-7722
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