News and Events

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 […]

Take Five with Chancellor Glenn DuBois: Parting thoughts and plans post-retirement

Take Five with Chancellor Glenn DuBois: Parting thoughts and plans post-retirement 1. Why retire now or was it simply time to stop earning a living and start enjoying the next […]

State Board for Community Colleges may Consider 2022-23 Tuition and Fees at July Meeting

In accordance with Section 23.1-307 (D) of the Code of Virginia, the State Board for Community Colleges provides notice that it may consider tuition and mandatory fee increases for Virginia’s […]

VCU, VCCS receive $3.5M to continue Mellon Pathways Program, in support of students transferring to VCU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Tom Myrick Assistant director, strategic communications VCU Office of the Provost 804-366-4118 myrickte@vcu.edu Jeffrey Kraus Assistant vice chancellor for strategic communications Virginia Community College System 804-592-6767 […]

Dr. Jerry Wallace Hired as President of Danville Virginia Community College

RICHMOND, VA – Glenn DuBois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges announced today that he has hired Dr. Jerry Wallace to become the next president of Danville Community College (DCC). […]

Dr. Jean Runyon Hired to be President at Piedmont Virginia Community College

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications| (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu RICHMOND, VA – Glenn Dubois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges announced today that he hired Dr. Jean […]

Event pays tribute to retiring VCCS Chancellor and raises money to help students in need at Virginia’s Community Colleges

“Glenn DuBois is a living example of what community colleges can and should and will do for people,” said U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) as he headlined a bill of […]

VCCS State Board delays action on tuition, OKs new Board leadership

The VCCS State Board decided to break with normal practice and delayed action last week on setting new tuition and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. State lawmakers still […]

New state law spotlights social services available to Virginia community college students through Single Stop

Virginia lawmakers this year took notice of the fact that so many college students don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The General Assembly passed legislation that will […]

VCCS workforce and career training programs earn bipartisan praise during congressional visits

In separate visits to a pair of Virginia Community Colleges last week, two of President Biden’s cabinet secretaries held up VCCS workforce and career training programs as models that could […]

In-person graduations are back for Spring 2022 at Virginia’s Community Colleges

Get ready for hugs. After a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, in-person graduations are back on this spring at Virginia’s Community Colleges.  Some colleges will invite graduates from […]

Community College Philanthropists Honored with 16th Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

The 16th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy Luncheon, hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE), was more like a big class reunion. The annual event […]

Phi Theta Kappa event reveals more than just academic achievements by students at Virginia’s Community Colleges

“Well, I’ve had a traumatic past. In January, I was actually homeless. I was sleeping in a Ford Ranger.” Someone not familiar with community college students might be surprised to […]

State Board for Community Colleges to Consider 2022-23 Tuition and Fees at May Meeting

In accordance with Section 23.1-307 (D) of the Code of Virginia, the State Board for Community Colleges provides notice that it will consider tuition and mandatory fee increases for Virginia’s Community […]

2022 New Horizons Conference – By the Numbers:

Big ideas and educational strategies share New Horizons stage with the simple joy of getting back together

The last major in-person gathering of people from all of Virginia’s Community Colleges had been three years before, so it was no surprise that last week’s 2022 New Horizons Conference […]

COVID-19 UPDATES

Important note: Event organizers are doing their best to comply with evolving restrictions during the covid-19 emergency. So, please understand that scheduling information here is tentative.

We will update as we have more information. If you have urgent questions that must be answered, please reach out directly to event organizers.

Events

wdt_ID Event Date Location
1 VCCS Technology Council May 25-26, 2022 Virtual
2 VCCS State Board Meeting July 20-21, 2022 System Office, Richmond, VA
3 VCCS Technology Council September 14-15, 2022 System Office, Richmond, VA
4 VCCS State Board Meeting September 21-22, 2022 System Office, Richmond, VA
5 VCCS Technology Council November 9-10, 2022 Virtual
6 VCCS State Board Meeting November 16-17, 2022 System Office, Richmond, VA
7 VCCS State Board Meeting January 18-19, 2022 System Office, Richmond, VA
8 VCCS Technology Council January 25-26, 2023 Virtual
9 VCCS State Board Meeting March 15-16, 2022 System Office, Richmond, VA
10 VCCS Technology Council March 22-23, 2023 Virtual
Event Date Location

Fact Sheet (Fiscal Year 2019-2020)

Download the VCCS Fact Sheet

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
Glenn DuBois, Chancellor (2002-present)
Headquarters:300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200 Richmond, Virginia 23236 info@vccs.edu
Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates Earned (2019-2020):31,193
Student Population & Demographics:218,985 total degree/diploma-seeking students
  • 96,938 minority students (44%)
  • 28,783 military-related students (13%)
  • 29,096 first generation students (18%)
  • 43% Male
  • 57% female
  • Average Age: 23.95 years old (credit students)
  • 19,115 high school students received career coaching
  • 44,926 high school students earned college credit through dual enrollment
  • 55% of students took at least 1 course via distance learning technologies
Workforce Training & Community Education Students Served:37,938
Value of Scholarships Awarded (2019-2020):$10,105,149.39
Bachelor’s Degree Tuition Savings:On average $40,158 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.

Jeff Kraus
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications
(804) 819-4949
osc@vccs.edu

Mailing Address

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

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