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Glenn DuBois


In the summer of 2001 the Virginia Community College System welcomed Glenn DuBois to serve as its new chancellor. Since then, he has led the 23-college system through its first and into its second strategic plan, rising to the challenge of enduring both unprecedented enrollment growth and unprecedented cuts in state operating funds.

During his tenure, Virginia’s Community Colleges have signed groundbreaking guaranteed transfer agreements with more than two dozen 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, doubling foundation-led private fundraising; and have maintained a tuition rate that is one-third of the comparable rate at Virginia’s universities.

DuBois received his doctorate in higher education administration, research and policy from the University of Massachusetts. He began his career at a community college in New York.

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.