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Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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

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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

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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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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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

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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

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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.

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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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