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A blog dedicated to the latest news and information about Virginia’s Community Colleges. We have a stable of great contributors who will offer legislative updates, workforce updates, and an inside look at Virginia’s Community Colleges and the work we do.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

“We Can Do Magic Together:” Take Five with GCC President Dr. Janet Gullickson

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

1. You’ve been in the role of president for a little over a year now. What issue have you focused on more than any other and why? Enrollment! There are many reasons for this focus but the primary ones are student access and success, defined as the completion of credentials. Increased enrollment generates revenue that […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Future VCCS leaders gather in Richmond – Chancellor’s Leadership Academy spotlights challenges, opportunities for Virginia’s Community Colleges

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Helping students achieve their dreams, of course, is more than just an academic pursuit for Virginia’s Community Colleges. And for Mandy Barrett and Shawn Anderson, the mission also takes on a personal dimension. Both are the first members of their families to graduate from college. Today, Barrett and Anderson coordinate student engagement programs at Southwest […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

VCCS Leadership to gather: Chancellor’s speech available on the web

Posted By Jim Babb | 2 comments.

Student challenges – and how community colleges can better respond to them – will take center stage at the 2018 Chancellor’s Retreat next week. The annual event brings together hundreds of community college leaders from across the state, including local and state college board members, top administrators, faculty and staff. New this year: you can […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

State Board OKs new Quality Standards for Dual Enrollment

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

The Virginia State Board for Community Colleges has adopted new standards designed to ensure the consistent quality of Dual Enrollment programs across Virginia. The action, at the Board’s regular meeting September 27, comes in response to a legislative study that spotlighted challenges in current Dual Enrollment programs.   The General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review […]

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Posted on Monday, October 1, 2018

SVCC Staff Member Takes Higher Education to New Level with Chancellor’s Fellowship Award

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Donna Worley began her career at Southside Virginia Community College as an accounts receivable clerk. But, that’s not where her story ends. Not long after being hired, Worley would earn her associate in arts and sciences through SVCC. But she wanted more so she enrolled at American Public University where she would go on to […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

VCCS targets tough problems: student hunger and homelessness

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

For Van Wilson, it was a moment of clarity. Having been asked by VCCS leadership to help shape Virginia’s community college response to the issue of food and housing insecurity, Dr. Wilson, VCCS associate vice-chancellor for student experience and strategic initiatives, learned of a conversation between a Virginia community college instructor and a student who […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Food and housing insecurity: Suffering in Silence?

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

You can’t always see poverty with the naked eye. And at times, it seems to have a decided preference for anonymity. The signs of food insecurity are not always apparent, either. Sometimes, they hide in plain sight, dressed as an everyday community college student shuffling off to his or her next class. On other occasions, […]

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