Office of the President

President's Welcome

Tony Miksa

Welcome to Walters State, which has been named Tennessee’s Community College of the Year for 2022 and 2023. I’m honored to be a part of such an exceptional college!

With a focus on student success and innovative teaching, our mission at Walters State is to enrich the lives of our students and our community. We provide affordable, high-quality educational and workforce training opportunities to residents of East Tennessee. Our faculty and staff members are dedicated to transforming lives through education.

On behalf of our governing board, faculty and staff, and our approximately 5,800 degree-seeking students, I invite you to explore our website and visit one of our five locations to learn for yourself why Walters State is one of the premier community colleges in the country.

I look forward to seeing you on one of our campuses soon.

Dr. Tony Miksa




About the Office of the President

As executive head of Walters State, the President provides leadership for the college in general and for each major unit and sub-unit of the college.

Key Responsibilities

In assuming responsibility for the efficient and effective operation of the college, the Office of the President addresses all directives of the Board and the Chancellor. Consistent with policies of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the President exercises authority relative to all personnel matters and provides leadership to the faculty, staff, and students in the establishment of a shared vision and campus compact reflecting the college community's aspirations, values, and principles. Through his office and the leadership he provides, institutional priorities are established and addressed through the college's comprehensive strategic planning and continuous improvement of institutional effectiveness process. The office serves as a resource to provide direction and support to all units of the college as well as to external constituents as the college's mission is fulfilled and goals are realized. The President serves as a symbol of the college and represents the college both to external and internal constituencies.





Dr. Tony Miksa

Dr. Jack E. Campbell
President Emeritus