News and Events

McCray Hired as President of Paul D. Camp Community College 

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

State Board Approves New Community College Name

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Public Relations (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu   RICHMOND —The State Board for Community Colleges unanimously approved a new name for a college at […]

State Board Committee Certifies Finalist for Paul D. Camp 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 a finalist for the position of […]

DuBois Announces Retirement; State Board to Conduct National Search for Next VCCS Chancellor

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Public Relations (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu   ROANOKE — Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges announced today that he will retire at […]

State Board Approves New Community College Names

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Public Relations (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu   RICHMOND —The State Board for Community Colleges unanimously approved new names for two colleges at its […]

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 […]

Progress report: VCCS student onboarding and enrollment redesign process moving forward

We tend to think of our colleges as “open enrollment” institutions, accessible to serve anyone with a high school diploma or GED (and in the case of some workforce programs, […]

VCCS facilities management chief is on a mission to raise cancer awareness

Bert Jones, VCCS associate vice chancellor of facilities management services, was 52 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. “I was completely blindsided, says Jones. “And when I started trying […]

With boost from intensive transfer preparation program, 24 VCCS graduates make the jump to VCU

By Serena Truong/VCU Student Journalist Twenty-four graduates from John Tyler (soon to be Brightpoint) and Reynolds Community Colleges transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University for the 2021-22 academic year, with help […]

VCCS State Board approves policy change regarding mental health services

Recognizing significant and documented levels of anxiety and depression among community college students due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges has approved a policy change to […]

People pursuing new careers are responding in a big way to Virginia’s new G3 program that makes college training more affordable

Thousands of students across Virginia are taking advantage of new state funding for targeted programs at community colleges connected to high-demand careers, according to new data from Virginia’s Community Colleges. […]

VCCS graduates restoring power after Hurricane Ida

We don’t have all the details and personnel are still in the field.  But we’re told that graduates from Southside Virginia, Mountain Empire, and Wytheville Community Colleges are among the […]

Fall professional development opportunities rolled out, some courses available right now

By VCCS Student Success Center, Office of Professional Development As you begin the new academic year, get a jump on your own professional development, including some opportunities that start this […]

Surge in coronavirus prompts mandates for state workers to be vaccinated, and mask wearing indoors at Virginia’s Community Colleges  

Prompted by a surge in coronavirus cases caused by the highly contagious Delta variant, Governor Ralph Northam has announced that Virginia will require most state employees to show proof of […]

“We need to become comfortable doing uncomfortable work.”  Leaders at Virginia’s Community Colleges gather to kick off ambitious plan to achieve equity in access and outcomes for all students

At last week’s Chancellor’s Retreat, which brought together VCCS system and college leaders from across Virginia, nationally known experts painted a picture of challenging but imperative work that lies ahead […]

DuBois Announces Retirement; State Board to Conduct National Search for Next VCCS Chancellor

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Kraus Asst. Vice Chancellor for Public Relations (804) 592-6767 jkraus@vccs.edu   ROANOKE — Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges announced today that he will retire at […]

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 Peer Conference - Communication, Visual & Performing Arts; Culinary Arts; Psychology; Administration of Justice October 14-15, 2021 Virtual – Dates Subject to change
2 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP) Oct. 20, 2021 Zoom
3 Peer Conference – Coaching and Advising October 21-22, 2021 Virtual – Dates Subject to change
4 Va. Mathematical Assn of Two-Year Colleges (VMATYC) Annual Conference: https://vmatyc.org/fall-2021-conference/ Oct. 22-23, 2021 Tanglewood Holiday Inn, Roanoke, Va
5 Hire Education Conference Nov. 3-5, 2021 Hybrid: Virtual and at Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke Va.
6 VCCS Technology Council November 10-11, 2021 Virtual
7 Peer Conference – Student Development Services; Teacher Education; Direct Enrollment Support; Learning Assistance Professionals November 11-12, 2021 Virtual – Dates Subject to change
8 VCCS State Board Meeting Nov. 17-18, 2021 System Office, Richmond, Va
9 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP) Dec. 8, 2021 Zoom
10 VCCS State Board Meeting Jan. 19-20, 2022 System Office, Richmond, Va
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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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