News and Events

No Vaccine Mandate to Attend, Work at a Virginia Community College Masks are Optional for Those Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu   (Richmond) – Glenn Dubois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, made the following statement today regarding […]

Hodges Selected for Patrick Henry Community College Presidency

RICHMOND – Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, announced today that Dr. James “Greg” Hodges has been selected to become the next president of Patrick Henry Community College […]

State Board Enacts New Naming Policy, Accepts Local Recommendations to Change Three College Names

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Public Relations (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu   RICHMOND —Three Virginia Community Colleges have a green light to change their names and two other […]

State Board Holds the Line on Community College Tuition and Fees for Fourth Straight Year

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Public Relations (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu   RICHMOND —The State Board for Community Colleges, by a unanimous vote, elected to maintain the current […]

Survey Shows the Extent of Food and Housing Insecurity Students at Virginia’s Community Colleges Face

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu Scott Golden Corporate Communications Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (804) 354-5252 scott.golden@anthem.com (RICHMOND) – April 22, 2021 […]

State Board Committee Certifies Four Finalists for Patrick Henry Community College Presidency

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu RICHMOND – The State Board for Community Colleges has certified four finalists for the position of president […]

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 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP) Jun. 16, 2021 Zoom
2 VCCS State Board Meeting July 21-22, 2021 TBD
3 Chancellor’s Retreat, ACOP, Annual Meeting of the State and Local Boards August 2-4, 2021 Hybrid: Virtual and at Hotel Roanoke
4 VCCS Technology Council September 15-16, 2021 TBD
5 VCCS State Board Meeting Sept. 22-23, 2021 TBD
6 Peer Conference - Communication, Visual & Performing Arts; Culinary Arts; Psychology; Administration of Justice October 14-15, 2021 Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center, Glen Allen, VA
7 Peer Conference – Coaching and Advising October 21-22, 2021 Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, VA
8 VCCS Technology Council November 10-11, 2021 TBD
9 Peer Conference – Student Development Services; Teacher Education; Direct Enrollment Support; Learning Assistance Professionals November 11-12, 2021 Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center, Glen Allen, VA
10 VCCS State Board Meeting Nov. 17-18, 2021 TBD
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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