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Dr. Janice H. Gilliam

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Northeast State Community College
Phone: (423) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.edu
Northeast State Technical Community College
2425 Hwy 75
Blountville , Tennessee 37617
United States

Company Description: Northeast State offers associate degrees in more than 50 programs of study, which can be transferred to a number of local and regional four-year colleges and...   more

Employment History


  • educational doctorate
    North Carolina State University
  • associate degree , vocational education
    Isothermal Community College
  • bachelor's degree , occupational education
    Western Carolina University
  • master's of industrial education
    Western Carolina University
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"This honor is a testament to ..., 6 Feb 2016 [cached]
"This honor is a testament to the hard work of our staff and faculty to create a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for our student veterans," said Northeast State President Dr. Janice Gilliam.
Erin Kidd/Daily Courier Commencement ..., 21 May 2015 [cached]
Erin Kidd/Daily Courier Commencement speaker Dr. Janice Gilliam, president of Northeast State Community College, told graduates to be successful they should follow the five principles of effectuation. Gilliam attended and taught at Isothermal Community College.
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Commencement speaker Dr. Janice Gilliam told graduates at Isothermal Community College on Monday they would be successful entrepreneurs if they follow the five principles of effectuation in the future. 
Gilliam, a former faculty member at Isothermal and president of Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee, said the five principles of effectuation are The Bird in the Hand Principle, The Affordable Loss Principle, The Crazy Quilt Principle, The Lemonade Principle and The Pilot-in-the-plane Principle. 
She said the first principle, Bird in the Hand, means you have to work with what you have. Gilliam applied this principle in her own life by adjusting her dreams to fit the path she took in her education career. 
"My father and mother only completed the eighth grade but they gave me a solid work ethic growing up on the farm. I wanted to be a math teacher but I decided I would attend a local cosmetology school and I could be a teacher in that," Gilliam said. "You have to access the skills you have and what you need to move forward. Don't be afraid, be bold." 
Working in cosmetology gave Gilliam the opportunity to begin a career at Isothermal which eventually led to her getting multiple degrees, a bachelor's, master's and a doctorate while working full-time and raising three children. 
Gilliam served nine years as vice president of student development at Haywood Community College, 19 years as academic chair supervising a vocational/technical department and faculty member at Haywood and Isothermal and served as adjunct faculty for the vocational instructors BS program and the student personnel MS program at Western Carolina University.  
"I've been very fortunate to have so many opportunities," Gilliam said. "You have to be ready when they come." 
She said the Crazy Quilt Principle meant graduates should build relationships because "It's not what you know, it's who you know" and the Lemonade Principle means making lemons to lemonade or turning a negative into a positive. 
The Pilot-in-the-plane Principle urges entrepreneurs to control their own destiny. 
"You have a lot of choices and with each choice, it's not about the money but about the opportunity. So make sure you look at both," Gilliam said.
The Smoky Mountain News, 18 Oct 2006 [cached]
"A new component this semester is the addition of 56 Haywood Early College students," explains Dr. Janice Gilliam, vice president of Student Services and Transitional Programs at HCC.
North Carolina community college ..., 21 June 2009 [cached]
North Carolina community college administrator Janice Gilliam was confirmed as the new president of Northeast State Community College recently. The Tennessee Board of Regents, acting on the recommendation that TBR Chancellor Charles Manning announced last week, unanimously voted in a 10-minute telephone meeting to name Gilliam to the presidency of the Blountville-based school.
Gilliam, vice president of Student Development Services for Haywood Community College and a native of White Rock, N.C., near Asheville, is to start to work Aug. 1 at a salary of $152,000 a year plus the "standard" presidential allowances and Tennessee benefits, Manning told the TBR. Gilliam has more than 18 years in vocational education and more than nine years in education leadership.
He's established a great tradition of excellence," Gilliam said on the conference call after the vote. Gilliam said she and her family have enjoyed vacationing in Tennessee, and she and her husband look forward to becoming Tennessee residents. She and her husband, Austin, will find temporary housing before Aug. 1 and eventually plan to settle in the Kingsport/Blountville area, said Gilliam. "It (becoming Northeast State president) is a dream come true to me," Gilliam said. In an interview after the meeting, Gilliam said she wants to focus on customer service for students and be sure students have easy access to information and services. Gilliam also recalled how a developmental focus on math emerged at Haywood from the faculty, who after the problem was identified saw the situation firsthand and designed the program. "That buy-in is what you get from the collaborative work," she said. Gilliam has an associate degree in vocational education from Isothermal Community College in Spindale, N.C., a bachelor's degree in occupational education from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, a master's of industrial education from Western Carolina, and an educational doctorate from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Regent Paul Montgomery of Kingsport, who along with Regent Judy Gooch served on a presidential search advisory committee, made the motion to accept Manning's recommendation. "I look forward to working with you in Northeast Tennessee," said Montgomery, who joined Manning on a trip to visit Gilliam and talk with students, faculty, administrators and alumni at Haywood in Clyde, N.C.
During her visit to the Tri-Cities, Gilliam said she was impressed by the Higher Education Center to open this fall in downtown Kingsport. It is to offer classes from Northeast State that are transferrable to programs online at the center from the University of Tennessee and on site at the center from King College, Lincoln Memorial University and Carson-Newman College. "Accessibility is the key," Gilliam said, recalling that she got her license in cosmetology and then got her license to teach it and subsequent degrees while working full time.
Janice Gilliam, the ..., 6 Dec 2015 [cached]
Janice Gilliam, the president of Northeast State Community College, told the NET News Service she supports the governor's idea.
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