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Experienced education executive with proven abilities in workforce training hired to lead Virginia’s Community Colleges

MEDIA CONTACT: Jim Babb Interim Asst. Vice Chancellor for Public Relations (804) 819-1662 jbabb@vccs.edu **MEDIA ADVISORY: The new VCCS Chancellor and VCCS State Board Chair responded to media questions during […]

Virginia Foundation for Community College Education to Increase Food Access for Students Across the Commonwealth with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Investment

MEDIA CONTACT: Jim Babb Interim Asst. Vice Chancellor for Public Relations (804) 819-1662 jbabb@vccs.edu   Richmond, VA – (Nov. 21, 2022) The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Anthem Single Stop Grant

MEDIA ADVISORY – SAVE THE DATE EVENT:  The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation will announce a $125,000 grant to promote lasting hunger relief for community college students in […]

Virginia’s Community Colleges Launch Virginia Infrastructure Academy

MEDIA CONTACT: Jim Babb Interim Asst. Vice Chancellor for Public Relations (804) 819-1662 jbabb@vccs.edu   RICHMOND, Va., August 11, 2022 – Virginia’s Community Colleges are gearing up to train thousands […]

Virginia’s Community Colleges hold the line on tuition and fees for a fifth straight year

MEDIA CONTACT: Jim Babb Interim Asst. Vice Chancellor for Public Relations (804) 819-1662 jbabb@vccs.edu RICHMOND —The State Board for Community Colleges, by a unanimous vote, chose to maintain the current […]

Virginia’s Community Colleges prepare to launch a new search for Chancellor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: Jim Babb VCCS Office of Strategic Communications (804) 819-1662 jbabb@vccs.edu RICHMOND – (June 13, 2022) The Virginia State Board for Community Colleges […]

VCCS State Board Chair Douglas Garcia forms diverse transition team to help plan first few months for system’s new Chancellor David Doré

From the Desk of Chair Douglas Garcia State Board for Community Colleges   Positioning Our New Chancellor and the Community College System for Success In early January, the State Board […]

Incoming VCCS Chancellor receives rousing welcome during early visit to Richmond

Virginia governor Glenn Younkin publicly rolled out the red carpet last week to welcome the next Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges.  “David Doré brings an extraordinary experience to Virginia, and […]

Applications Open for Virginia’s Community Colleges to Host Summer Career Academies for Students with Disabilities

by Amanda Christopher After a successful debut last summer, the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is working with Virginia’s Community Colleges to sponsor summer academies again next […]

Student Leadership Conference serves up skills, motivation and connections

Sessions ranged from professional networking to brushing up communications skills, finding motivation and leadership, the power of a good elevator pitch…even using LEGO blocks to visualize new thinking about connections.  […]

Statement of VCCS in response to Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) report “The Costs of Virginia’s Dual Enrollment System”

In recent weeks, there’s been renewed attention to dual enrollment, the courses offered through Virginia’s Community Colleges to give high school juniors and seniors a head-start on earning college credits. […]

Virginia’s Community Colleges prepare transformational request to governor and General Assembly

With record-low unemployment, Virginia has an enormous need for workers to fill an estimated 300,000 open jobs, according to Governor Glenn Youngkin, who has asked business and education leaders for […]

Growing importance of workforce training programs spotlighted at 2022 VCCS Hire Education Conference

“We have to do things differently than we have in the past. There’s a new normal, and we will have to change what we do to meet the needs of […]

Hire Education Conference pays tribute to college personnel and community partners who went above and beyond

Due to Covid-19, it had been three years since the last VCCS Hire Education Conference was held in person, and the pent-up excitement of being together was on full display […]

Understanding apprenticeships: How colleges and their business partners can take advantage of these high-impact programs

While traditionally thought of as a program for people working only in the skilled trades, apprenticeships have expanded to include all types of industries, including healthcare, IT, logistics and more. […]

Opportunity 2027, the VCCS statewide strategic plan, is being rebooted

By Dr. Janet Gullickson, President Germanna Community College, and Dr. Marcia Conston, President Tidewater  Community College What is the Opportunity 2027 Reboot?         Delayed by the lingering pandemic, leadership changes, and […]

Events Calendar

wdt_ID Event Date Location
1 VCCS Technology Council Februrary 1-2, 2023 The Hotel Roanake, Roanoke, VA
2 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP) February 14-15, 2023 System Office, Richmond
3 Council of Deans & Directors; Workforce Development Advisory Council; Academic & Students Affairs Council (CODD/WDAC/ASAC) March 1-3, 2023 The Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA
4 VCCS State Board Meeting March 15-16, 2023 Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg
5 VCCS Technology Council March 22-23, 2023 The Founders Inn, Virginia Beach
6 VCCS Technology Council May 24-25, 2023 TBD
7 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP) April 18-19, 2023 System Office, Richmond
8 VCCS Administrative Services Conference  April 24-25, 2023    Virginia Crossings Conf. Center, Glen Allen
9 Workforce Development Advisory Council; Academic & Student Affairs Council (WDAC/ASAC) June 1-2, 2023 TBD
10 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP) June 20-21, 2023 System Office, Richmond
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Fact Sheet
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Founded1966
Mission Statement“We give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened.”
Colleges:23
Campuses:40
Leadership:Virginia State Board for Community Colleges
Sharon Morrissey, Interim Chancellor
Headquarters:300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200 Richmond, Virginia 23236 info@vccs.edu
Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates Earned:32,027
Student Population & Demographics:211,976 total degree/diploma-seeking students
  • 91,063 minority students (44%)
  • 27,656 military-related students (13%)
  • 21,180 first generation students (18%)
  • 41% Male
  • 59% female
  • Average Age: 23.55 years old (credit students)
  • 48,068 high school students received career coaching
  • 44,926 high school students earned college credit through dual enrollment
  • 82.4% of students took at least 1 course via distance learning technologies
Workforce Training & Community Education Students Served:27,491
Value of Scholarships Awarded:$10,105,149.39
Bachelor’s Degree Tuition Savings:Up to $41,934 in savings by completing an associate degree first at a VCCS college and taking advantage of statewide Guaranteed Articulation Agreements.

Please contact the Office of Strategic Communications with questions about the VCCS.

Jim Babb
Interim Asst. Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Communications
(804) 819-1662
osc@vccs.edu

Mailing Address

Virginia Community College System
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23236

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