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Mission and Values

Mission and Values

The Human Resources team is a committed one. Each member of the team contributes to our success in meeting the needs of our faculty, staff and clients. Daily, we are reminded of the need for cross-cultural
understanding and appreciation of our diverse Roane State community. We strive to always meet or surpass the Roane State standard of excellence in all aspects of our work.

Whether you are a first-time visitor or a returning one, we invite you to learn more about Human Resources and the many opportunities we provide.

Mission, Vision, Operating Principles, Values

We, the members of the Roane State Community College Office of Human Resources, hereby articulate a mission and common vision that help us define our purpose and direction. We will strive to abide by and keep in mind the following operating principles and values.


"It is our mission in Human Resources to provide timely, accurate and reliable information to both internal and external customers and to provide training, development and wellness opportunities that maximize the college’s most valued resource."

Vision - An Inclusive Community of Integrated Partnerships

We envision the Roane State Community Office of Human Resources as an inclusive community of responsive professionals who partner with their clients and who are committed to:

Operating Principles

In order to achieve our vision we will:


Our attitudes and actions will be driven by the following values:

Mutual Respect
Respect each person as an individual. Accept and value differences within our college community. Extend our respect to both our clients and ourselves.

Integrity - Personal and Professional
Adhere in our behavior to the highest ethical and legal standards. Act responsibly with a commitment to conscientious and productive performance. Commit to a spirit of collegiality with an emphasis on both cooperation and collaboration by taking responsibility and ownership for our actions and behaviors.

Maintain an atmosphere of open communication. Strive to increase our awareness. Stay curious, check our assumptions and find creative ways to incorporate differences into the development and implementation of policies and procedures.


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