|State Technical Institute at Knoxville|
|President||Dr. Anthony Wise|
|Colors||Blue and Yellow|
Pellissippi State Community College (Pellissippi State) is a public community college in Knox County, Tennessee. It is one of 13 member community colleges operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The Hardin Valley Campus is in western Knox County, west of the city of Knoxville, Tennessee. There are four satellite campuses in the surrounding area. Pellissippi State was named Pellissippi State Technical Community College until July 1, 2009. It is the successor to the former State Technical Institute at Knoxville ("STIK"), founded in 1974.
- Hardin Valley Campus in Western Knox County
- Division Street Campus in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee
- Magnolia Avenue Campus east of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee
- Blount County Campus in Friendsville, Tennessee
- Strawberry Plains Campus in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
The precursor to Pellissippi State, State Technical Institute at Knoxville, was established on September 4, 1974. The original school was added on as a wing to the Knoxville State Regional Vocational-Technical School and intended to simply provide post-educational vocational training to area residents. However, at the backing of the newly seated director Colonel John C. Mauer, the Tennessee State Board of Vocational Education soon took over governance of the school, providing three associate's degree programs in engineering technology to 45 students on the first day of classes, September 23, 1974.
STIK received its initial accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in 1977, under the leadership of the first school president, Dr. Wayne Jones, and six years later, on July 1, 1983, STIK became a member of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee, thereby transferring governance of the school to the Tennessee Board of Regents.
In 1986 the campus was moved to its current location, on a 445-acre (1.80 km2) plot in west Knox County near the Pellissippi Parkway. Initially, STIK shared the campus with Roane State Community College. In 1988, however, the school's mission was broadened to include that of a technical community college, adding numerous university-parallel associate degree programs, changing its name to Pellissippi State Technical Community College, and absorbing the space occupied by Roane State.
Origin of name
Pellissippi (also spelled "Pelisipi") appears on early maps as the name of the Clinch River.
Students and faculty
Pellissippi State employs about 185 full-time faculty, 265 adjunct faculty, 231 staff members, while serving over 10,000 students, between 100 and 150 of whom are classified as international.
- As of June 30, 2011. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2010 to FY 2011" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers. June 30, 2011. p. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-29. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
- College history Archived 2008-08-14 at the Wayback Machine, Roane State Community College website (accessed February 29, 2008)
- "Pellissippi State ending balloon festival". Knoxville News Sentinel. June 13, 2011.