Chancellor’s Search

Chancellor Search committee


The State Board for Community Colleges seeks to hire a new chief executive. We have created a special search committee to identify our next VCCS chancellor. That panel includes Board members; a college president; faculty members; foundation leaders; students; and representatives from other state agencies with which we often collaborate. The profile description on this page articulates the qualities we seek for the role. We expect to conclude this process, and announce the next VCCS chancellor, by the summer of 2022.








Committee Members

Dr. NL Bishop, Chair of the State Board for Community Colleges and Chair of the Search Committee

Mr. Doug Garcia, Vice Chair of the State Board

Ms. Dana Beckton, Member of the State Board

Mr. Adnan Bokhari, Member of the State Board

Mr. Ed Dalrymple, Member of the State Board

Ms. Rachel Dodson, Associate Professor, Lord Fairfax Community College

Ms. Alexa Fiser, Student, Southwest Virginia Community College

Mr. Kenneth Green, Student, Southside Virginia Community College

Dr. Craig Herndon, Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration, Finance and Technology, Virginia Community College System

Ms. Peggy Layne, Member of the State Board

Dr. Stephen Moret, CEO of Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Mr. RJ Narang, Member of the State Board

Dr. Ted Raspiller, President of John Tyler Community College

Dr. Stewart Roberson, Chair of Virginia Foundation for Community College Education

Ms. Terri Thompson, Member of the State Board

Position Description

The State Board for Community Colleges of the Virginia Community College System is positioned to continue its progressive trajectory as a national model for promoting the value of higher education, meeting public accountability, and building partnerships. The State Board seeks a leader to galvanize the state and its diverse communities around its compelling vision for the future. Broadening educational opportunity requires strong leadership and an understanding of how to utilize public policy and public/private investment in today’s higher education environment. 

The opportunities for the system and its chancellor abound. VCCS’s latest goal, Opportunity 2027, is quite ambitious with its main objective requiring that the states’ community colleges “achieve equity in access, learning outcomes, and success for students from every race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic group.” The system and institutions, administrators, faculty, and staff are all cohesive in their commitment to support this goal. However, to achieve this goal, the next chancellor must have considerable experience and skill, and be a strong leader and manager of people and programs. 

Download the Chancellor Position Profile



  • Search announced
  • Search committee named and charged
  • Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. (G/A&A) selected to support the search committee


  • Search Start-up Meeting: Search committee and G/A&A meet to discuss search process and finalize documents
  • Feedback incorporated into key search documents

(We Are Here)

  • Position advertisement and job description drafted and distributed
  • Requests for nominations and recommendations
  • Nominees and prospects are contacted and applications are received and reviewed
  • Prospect Review Meeting:  Search committee discusses all candidates and selects candidates to move to interviewing phase


  • Round-One Interviews: Search committee interviews selected candidates
  • Referencing and initial background checks conducted
  • Reference Feedback Meeting: Search committee recommends/selects candidates for additional interviews


  • Finalists interviews
  • Selection and signing of contract
  • Transition considerations


  • Announce search completion and introduce hired candidate

How to Apply 

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting VCCS in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please include a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to: 

Betty Turner Asher, Founder, Greenwood/Asher & Associates

Vice President and Managing Partner, Kelly

Julie Holley, Senior Executive Search Consultant

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The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.


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