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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

VCCS colleges earn high marks in Military Friendly Survey

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Several of Virginia’s Community Colleges have earned high marks in the 2019 ranking by Military Friendly, an annual survey conducted by Pittsburgh, Pa.-based VIQTORY, which describes itself as a military marketing company that connects the military community to civilian opportunity. Piedmont Virginia Community College was named the number one small community college for veterans. PVCC […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Community Service: Germanna students provide dental care during free clinic

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Germanna Community College dental hygiene students and volunteer dentists saw 18 patients and provided nearly $8,000 worth of free care February 2 during “Give Kids a Smile Day” at the F. Lloyd Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg. A single patient received $1,000 worth of care. “Another patient we saved from going to the emergency room, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Eastern Shore Community College Begins Three-Year Re-Boot Effort

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

A cacophony of construction sights and sounds dominates the campus of Eastern Shore Community College. While its new academic building will open this summer, the real work of rebuilding the college is expected to take the next three years. The Virginia State Board for Community Colleges recently approved a reboot plan for ESCC – the […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dr. Melvyn D. Schiavelli Named Interim President of Northern Virginia Community College

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Dr. Melvyn Schiavelli will become the interim President of Northern Virginia Community College effective March 15, 2019. Schiavelli currently serves as the executive vice president of NOVA, overseeing Academic & Student Services. This appointment marks the second time that Schiavelli will be the college’s interim president. “It is a luxury to be able to turn […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How to hire a VCCS college president, in a nutshell:

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Hiring VCCS college presidents includes local college board representation throughout the process. The job begins with a “visioning exercise,” facilitated by the VCCS Human Resources department. A broad range of local stakeholders, including college faculty, staff, students and leaders in the local community, considers and articulates the institution’s major challenges and aspirations for the next […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Take Five with VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois on hiring college presidents

Posted By Jim Babb | 1 comment.

1) In a typical year, Virginia’s Community Colleges see two or three vacancies in the ranks of college presidents, but in 2019, you’ll be looking to fill SEVEN vacancies. What’s going on? We have a couple of presidents moving on to other jobs and four presidents are retiring. So it’s mainly a result of the […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Virginia’s Community Colleges will recruit seven new college presidents this year. Chancellor Glenn DuBois has strong ideas about the leadership qualities VCCS needs.

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A typical year finds the VCCS recruiting two to three new college presidents, but due to several departures and four Baby Boomer retirements, the system will fill seven presidential vacancies in 2019. “Virginia is a great place to settle and the VCCS is an appealing employer, so I’m confident we’ll attract top talent,” said Glenn […]

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