Bethany Flora Appointed President of Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee

Bethany H. Flora has been named president of Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee. She will begin her new position on June 2, 2019. The school enrolls just over 6,000 students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 52 percent of the student body.

Currently, Dr. Flora is the associate director of the Center for Community College Leadership at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Dr. Flora also serves as an associate professor of postsecondary leadership in the Clemmer College of Education.

“These are exciting times for higher education in Tennessee,” said Dr. Flora. “Northeast State is well-positioned to meet the growing demand for educated, healthy and engaged graduates to serve as leaders in our communities, civic organizations, and businesses. I am honored to be selected by the board and look forward to being a member of the College System of Tennessee’s technical and community college presidential team.”

Dr. Flora holds a bachelor’s degree in business and public administration from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, a master’s degree in organizational management from Tusculum University in Greeneville, Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Virginia Tech.

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