President's Message

Welcome to the Cleveland State Community College website.  If you are new to our community, I understand quite well what it feels like to be a new person on campus.  My wife, Catherine, and I are also new to Cleveland State.  We hope you are as excited as we are about all the great people, programs and events we have here.  We believe in getting involved in the campus and local community, and we hope you will too.

If you are a returning or continuing student at Cleveland State, you already know about the quality education that is found here and that we provide it at the most affordable price in the region.  Cleveland State is blessed to be a very diverse environment, and we have the opportunity here to provide the educational experiences that will help you reach your career goals, whether that is an eventual 4-year degree or to get right into that job you are seeking.

In addition to the great value, community colleges are being recognized across Tennessee and the nation for their significant impact on workforce development and good paying jobs.  Recent studies are showing that in many cases students graduating with a 2-year degree are obtaining a higher first year salary than students who are completing 4-year degrees.  So, we really are the smart choice.

Please know that we are here to serve you.  Our faculty and staff have a goal of “Engaging Every Student.”  Whatever your needs, we want to work with you on an individual basis to be successful.  We could not be happier to have you as a part of the Cleveland State family, and if I can personally be of any help to you, please feel free to contact my office.

Go Cougars!

 

Dr. Bill Seymour

President