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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois makes the case to U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (L.) and Scott’s House Education Committee that federal financial aid should be available to non-credit career training students, including those in VCCS FastForward programs.

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“Great Expectations helped me feel like I am actually seen,” says Kaili Landis.
VCCS’s Great Expectations program helps students who are aging out of the foster care system build a new support system. That’s a major challenge in Virginia, where many young people leave foster care without finding a new permanent home.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education spotlights the Great Expectations program at Virginia Highlands Community College in a video report.

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More than 30,000 students graduated from Virginia’s Community Colleges in May, participating in commencement exercises across the state and earning associate degrees in addition to other academic and career credentials. This month, the Chancellor’s Syllabus will bring you some of the “pearls of wisdom” from our 2019 VCCS graduation speakers.

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Congratulations are in order – again – for VCCS employees who drive state-owned vehicles. For the second year in a row, the Virginia Office of Fleet Management Services has recognized VCCS for operating our state-owned fleet safely. “I personally think it is pretty amazing that an agency the size of ours can drive over 1,000,000 miles with no chargeable accidents,” said Bert Jones, VCCS associate vice-chancellor for facilities management services. “Job well done to everyone who drives our cars!”

Other Higher Ed News of Note:

Virginia Tech is asking 1,500 members of its incoming class to – well -- not show up this fall. They’re offering students incentives to delay coming to Blacksburg for a year, including paying for them to attend a Virginia Community College for a year.
• Nearly 70 students graduating high school this month already earned their associate degree from John Tyler Community College, reminding us just how powerful Dual Enrollment programs can be when fully leveraged.
• And, Virginia policymakers and higher education advocates ponder what’s next following the upcoming one-year tuition freeze at public colleges and universities.

 

Spring Administrative Services Conference

 

June 4-5, 2019

 

Virginia Crossings (Glen Allen)

 

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)

 

June 18-19, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

VCCS State Board Meeting

 

July 17-18, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Council of Deans and Directors/Academic and Student Affairs Council (CODD/ASAC)

 

Sept. 4-6, 2019

 

Location TBD

 

VCCS State Board Meeting

 

Sept. 18-19, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Va. Community Colleges Association annual conference

 

Sept. 25-27, 2019

 

Sheraton Waterside Hotel Norfolk

 

Chancellor’s Retreat and Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)

 

Oct. 15-17, 2019

 

Hotel Roanoke (Roanoke) 

 

Fall Administrative Services Conference

 

Oct. 29-30, 2019

 

The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

 

Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC)

 

Oct. 31-Nov.1, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Workforce Development Advisory Council (WDAC)

 

Nov. 6-7, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Academic and Student Affairs Council (ASAC)

 

Nov. 7-8, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

Student Leadership Conference

 

Nov. 15-17, 2019

 

Founder’s Inn (Virginia Beach)

 

VCCS State Board Meeting

 

Nov. 20-21, 2019

 

System Office (Richmond) 

 

Hire Education and Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)

 

Dec. 4-6, 2019

 

Omni Homestead (Hot Springs)

 

VCCS State Board Meeting

 

Jan. 15-16, 2020

 

System Office (Richmond)

 

VCCS State Board Meeting

 

March 18-19, 2020

 

Richmond (exact location TBD)

 

New Horizons Conference

 

April 15-17, 2020

 

Hotel Roanoke (Roanoke)

 

VCCS State Board Meeting

 

May 20-21, 2020

 

System Office (Richmond)

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Sustaining Sponsor

 

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