The mission of Tel-Hai College is to produce a highly educated and socially committed population in the Upper Galilee. The College is a major economic engine enabling the creation of sustainable jobs in the region. Tel-Hai plays a strategic role in attracting and maintaining a diverse and thriving community along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria, which is critical to the future of the State of Israel.

Following the resignation of Mr. Yossi Malka, Director General (DG) of Tel Hai College, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Eli Cohen who will assume position as DG of the College by 1.1.2014. Mr. Cohen has been identified and elected to this position by the Board of Directors, following a unanimous recommendation of the search committee.

In the upcoming academic year two new programs will be launched that will prepare students for work with today's complex environmental challenges: a double major in environmental sciences combined with economics and management, and a double major integrating environmental sciences and education.

A new survey conducted by the National Students' Union among institutions of higher learning in Israel reveals that Tel-Hai College students serve the highest number of days in the IDF Reserves, with an average of 19.5 days per year, while the national average is fourteen days per year. According to the survey, Tel-Hai College students lead the chart. They are followed by students at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, (with an average of 19.2 days per year for those serving in the reserves), the College of Management (17.7), the Jerusalem College of Technology (16.1), Tel-Aviv University (15.2), and the Hebrew University (14.6).

Tel-Hai College has recently initiated a computer technician course for youth at risk, in collaboration with the Gertrude and Morris Rodman College for Practical Engineering and the Ministry of Education. Participants come from Kiryat Shemona, Zefat, and rural communities in the Upper Galilee Regional Council, for one weekly concentrated day of training in Tel-Hai's computer workshops. Most of them take part in youth advancement programs in their home communities the remainder of the week, while for others this is the only structured activity in which they take part.

The leadership of the Rashi Foundation, including President Hubert Levene and Executive Director Elie Elalouf, visited Tel-Hai College for an afternoon that included a tour of the ever-growing East Campus, an inspirational meeting with students and a concluding meeting with the College management.

In a moving ceremony , 8 scholarships were awarded to to deserving students of Tel-Hai College, a gift of Shamir Optics in memory of German Rozkov z"l, this the third year in a row. Shamir, a leading international company out of Kibbutz Shamir, established the scholarship program in memory of Rozkov, a young immgrant who died during his army serive in the IDF.

The Office of the Dean of Students, together with the Student Union, launch a new program, which enables Tel-Hai students serving in the reserves (Miluim in Hebrew) to connect online to the College using a special Netstick, now offered to any student leaving the College for Miluim.

Research conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics shows that students who study in academic institutions in the periphery are 26 (!) times more likely to make the peripheral region their permanent home.

The Marker Magazinze chose Prof. Yona Chen, President of Tel-Hai College, as one of 101 individuals who make Israel a better place to live in. The Marker hailed Prof. Chen's commitment to the academic development of the College and its faculty, a commitment which contributes not only to the of the institution, but also to the development of the entire Upper Galilee and its people.