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Glenn DuBois

Chancellor, Virginia's Community Colleges

Glenn DuBois is a community college success story. Before ever stepping foot on campus, DuBois admits, his professional ambitions consisted of merely moving up from the kitchen to the dining area of the neighborhood restaurant he worked at after high school. However, a nagging mother and some inspiring professors saw more in him, and eventually got him to see it too.


DuBois has been paying that forward ever since, working in community college education for more than 30 years. Today, He is the current, and second longest-serving, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges; a system of 23 colleges and 40 campuses that serve nearly 400,000 people a year.


The Virginia State Board for Community Colleges hired DuBois in the summer of 2001. Since then he has led the VCCS through two successful strategic plans, and now into a third called Complete 2021, all while enduring a roller coaster ride of unprecedented enrollment growth periods and unprecedented cuts in state funding.


Virginia’s Community Colleges, during DuBois’s tenure, have signed groundbreaking guaranteed transfer agreements with more than 30 public and private universities; become Virginia’s leading provider of workforce development services, helped Virginia close headline-grabbing economic development deals; diversified community college funding sources, re-launching a statewide foundation and doubling foundation-led private fundraising; and maintained a tuition rate that is one-third of the comparable rate at Virginia’s universities.


The Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society presented DuBois with their State Community College Award of Distinction at its national convention in April, 2008.


Prior to coming to Virginia, DuBois built an impressive record of executive higher education leadership, including serving as the Commissioner and CEO of the New Hampshire Community Technical College System as well as the Director of Community Colleges for the State University of New York – one of America’s largest networks of community colleges.


DuBois received his doctorate in higher education administration, research and policy from the University of Massachusetts. He holds a master’s degree in juvenile justice and criminology from Eastern Kentucky University, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University and an associate of science degree in police science from the State University of New York in Farmingdale.

Jennifer Sager

Jennifer Sager Gentry

Vice Chancellor, Institutional Advancement,

As vice chancellor for institutional advancement, Gentry is responsible for private fundraising, public relations, and marketing, working closely with the chancellor of Virginia’s 23 community colleges.

She has also served from 2005 to 2013 as executive director of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, working with a statewide board of directors to generate awareness and resources on behalf of Virginia’s community colleges. Since her arrival in 2005, she has created a robust scholarship program and started the Great Expectations initiative serving Virginia’s foster youth.

Formerly, Gentry was vice president and managing partner of The Clements Group – a national fundraising consulting firm specializing in community and technical colleges. In this role, she organized fundraising campaigns for more than 20 community and technical colleges in 13 states. She began her career at Lord Fairfax Community College where she served in various teaching and administrative positions. Her primary role was to build a comprehensive institutional advancement program.