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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.

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

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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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

“There are no bucket trucks in Cameroon” – New Virginian trains for power line worker credentials at SVCC

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Born in the central African nation of Cameroon, Terrence Song’s native language is French. So, he admits understanding English with a Southern American accent can be a challenge. His secret: tilt his head and listen hard. Immigrating to the U.S. almost three years ago, Song plans to earn his U.S. citizenship. Currently a resident of […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

MECC Professor Who Lost Home to Fire Says She’s Thankful to be Alive

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Imagine if a fire breaks out inside your home while you’re still in it. Smoke is everywhere and the temperature is rising…quickly. What would you do? That’s the situation MECC English professor Brandi Martinez and her daughter, Wintress, were confronted with a little over a week ago. Martinez says both she and her daughter were […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

CVCC FastForward “Ambassadors” pay tribute to Virginia lawmaker who is urging the General Assembly to invest more in workforce training programs.

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

As Virginia lawmakers consider additional funding for the FastForward workforce training through Virginia’s Community Colleges, three CVCC workforce graduates traveled to Richmond in late January to convey how training at CVCC changed their lives. Farley Dickey, Natalie Niehaus and Jamaul Taylor accompanied CVCC President John Capps in a trip to the General Assembly office of […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Take Five with VCCS’s New Chief Diversity Officer Carla Kimbrough

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

1. I understand you’re a former journalist. Please tell us a little more about your background and how you became interested in this particular field of endeavor. I loved being a journalist. It allowed me and my teams of reporters to tell untold stories. I always thought some of the most interesting stories involved people […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee: new parental leave policy is a product of collegial relationship between faculty and VCCS administration.

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

By Charles Errico, Ph.D. CFAC Chair In June of 2018, Governor Ralph Northam granted parental leave for classified staff. This important benefit did not apply to the 2,300 full-time teaching faculty in the VCCS. Even before the Governor’s announcement, the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Council (CFAC) had proposed that parental leave was an important recruitment tool […]

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