RICHMOND – Glenn DuBois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges announced today that Dr. Kim Blosser is the next president of Lord Fairfax Community College. Blosser’s selection follows a nationwide search that took six months, and attracted more than 100 candidates.
Blosser, who currently works as LFCC’s vice president of academic and student affairs, will become the institution’s fifth permanent president on or before February 1, 2018. She succeeds Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy who is retiring.
“Kim has been a rising star in our college system,” said Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. “On numerous occasions, I’ve asked Kim to provide statewide leadership on issues facing all 23 of our colleges. She’s energetic, compassionate and focused. I’m confident she’ll be highly effective as president of LFCC.”
“After a national search that initially included 100 applicants, the Lord Fairfax Community College Advisory Board is happy to welcome Dr. Kim Blosser as president of Lord Fairfax Community College,” said Fran Jeffries, chair of the college’s Board. “The board feels that Dr. Blosser’s experience and commitment position her to continue the successful leadership provided by Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy. We look forward to working with Dr. Blosser as we continue to provide learning opportunities within the LFCC service area.”
Blosser began her career in 1996 as a high school teacher in Staunton, VA. In 1998, she transitioned into higher education, taking on the role of associate professor and then dean at Blue Ridge Community College. In 2012, Blosser was named associate vice president of instruction at LFCC and was promoted to vice president of academic and student affairs three years later.
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill — the college serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities include the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
About Virginia’s Community Colleges: Since 1966, Virginia’s Community Colleges have given everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened. By making higher education and workforce training available in every part of Virginia, we elevate all of Virginia. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve more than 252,000 students each year. For more information, please visit www.vccs.edu.