Craig Herndon

Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development,

In his current role, Herndon provides leadership to workforce training programs and services at Virginia’s 23 community colleges while overseeing the state’s 15 workforce investment boards.

Herndon previously served as special assistant to the chancellor where he led development of the national and state award-winning career and college planning tool called the Virginia Education Wizard.

During his tenure with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, Herndon worked as a policy adviser on student learning assessment, university research, and college transfers.
Herndon was selected as an associate of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education just after earning a doctorate in educational policy from Virginia Tech, where he studied the economic value of higher education.