Statement of Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges On the Timing of Eastern Shore Community College’s Presidential Search Process
Richmond – Glenn Dubois, the Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges made the following statement today regarding the timing of the search for the next permanent president of Eastern Shore Community College:
“After discussions with senior staff and the local board chair of Eastern Shore Community College, I am delaying the search for the institution’s next permanent president
“The college is about to undergo its 10-year review for reaffirmation and accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This arduous process will consume a great deal of faculty and staff effort and attention not already focused on the students the college now serves. Now is not a preferred time to subject the Eastern Shore Community College to such an important and involved national search for its next president in the midst of the accreditation process.
“Just after Thanksgiving, I appointed Dr. Billy Greer to serve as ESCC’s interim president. He begins on January 22 and is working well through the transition process with President Thomas-Glover. Dr. Greer’s passion for and experience with the Eastern Shore community are not the only reasons I hired him. Dr. Greer’s impressive career, which includes three college presidencies, also includes a great deal of successful experience with SACSCOC accreditation processes. I am confident in his ability to work with staff and the board to provide the leadership that is most integral to lead the college through this review successfully.”
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 300,000 students each year. For more information, please visit www.vccs.edu.
Asst. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications