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Malinda Carter has joined Virginia’s Community Colleges as associate vice chancellor for Human Resources. Beginning her new duties on June 15, Carter has more than 25 years of HR experience in corporate, non-profit and higher education settings. “We’re thrilled Malinda is joining our team,” said VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois. “Her deep experience and personal commitment […]

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1) We’re excited to welcome you to the VCCS. What are some of the reasons you decided to join our organization? I love the mission of VCCS, particularly in that it states that it gives “everyone” the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so that lives and communities are strengthened. VCCS has a […]

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Fredericksburg area paving and infrastructure contractor Edward Dalrymple, Jr. is set to become chairman of Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges when the panel meets in mid-July. Dalrymple has been a strong supporter of VCCS workforce programs, served as vice-chair of the board last year and joined the panel in July of 2017. Roanoke area […]

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(RICHMOND) – Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges made the following announcement today regarding how Fall 2020 classes will be offered: Virginia’s Community Colleges are open for business and ready to help individuals meet their educational needs as safely as possible. Here’s how we intend to move forward for fall 2020: Technical, Occupational, […]

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In the wake of recent events that have shaken the nation, many of our VCCS college presidents have reached out to their students, faculty, staff and greater communities to share their commitment to equity and a better future. We’ve collected the statements here, presented alphabetically by college. Blue Ridge Community College – John Downey, president […]

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The coronavirus pandemic robbed our graduates of their traditional springtime commencement ceremonies this year. Some of our colleges said they will honor the class of 2020 later, when it’s safe to return to campus in larger numbers. About half of our colleges, by our latest estimate, hosted virtual springtime ceremonies online. Here’s a sampling: At […]

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Plans for Governor Northam’s historic expansion of community college access for low and moderate income Virginians technically still are on the books. But after the General Assembly’s springtime reconvened session, there’s no money allocated for Northam’s “G3” program. Lawmakers facing an unprecedented economic plunge due to the coronavirus pandemic pulled the plug on virtually all […]

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Big gatherings are out due to the coronavirus pandemic, so events like traditional graduations cannot be held at Virginia’s Community Colleges this spring. Some of our colleges say they will celebrate the class of 2020 later this year, perhaps in the fall. About half of our colleges have announced they will hold virtual commencements. Here’s […]

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Featured image: Patrick Henry Community College officials have had discussions with real estate developers to explore whether to establish student housing at or near the PHCC campus. Since their inception in the mid-1960’s Virginia’s Community Colleges have been “commuter colleges” with no student housing options on campus. At its most recent meeting, the VCCS State Board […]

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“It was a life-changing experience.” Ava Torres, a second year student at Central Virginia Community College didn’t mince words in assessing this year’s VCCS Student Leadership Conference. The event November 15-17 brought together more than 400 students from all 23 colleges in the system for motivational sessions and workshops to boost presentation skills and self-confidence, […]

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