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State Board Committee to Certify Finalists for Mountain Empire Community College Presidency

RICHMOND – A committee of the State Board for Community Colleges will meet on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at Community Wealth Ventures Inc., 1825 K. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20006 to certify a panel of finalists under consideration to become the next President of Mountain Empire Community College (MECC).

Dr. Scott Hamilton, the college’s sixth president, is retiring at the end of June after serving as MECC’s president since 2010.

The national search to find MECC’s next permanent president attracted more than 80 applicants. The finalists certified by the Board will each spend a day on campus in May to meet with faculty, staff, students and community members.

Founded in 1972 and located in Big Stone Gap, VA, Mountain Empire Community College is a comprehensive two-year college serving approximately 3,800 credit students and more than 1,000 noncredit students annually from the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, and Dickenson counties, and the city of Norton.

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.