News and Events

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 […]

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 […]

VCCS State Board meeting in July ushers in new leadership roles

They’re no strangers to Virginia’s Community Colleges, but several leaders took on new responsibilities at the VCCS State Board meeting July 21. Douglas Garcia, a member of the panel since […]

New VCCS State Board chair sees consequential year ahead for Virginia’s Community Colleges

Editor’s note:  At its meeting in May, the VCCS State Board voted to choose Douglas Garcia as chair for the next fiscal year, beginning in July. Members chose veteran Board […]

Interim VCCS Chancellor Sharon Morrissey: “We are strong together”

Editor’s note:  On June 13, the VCCS State Board chose the system’s Senior Vice-Chancellor for Academic and Workforce Programs, Sharon Morrissey, to be Interim Chancellor while the Board launches a […]

New state budget offers hope on tuition restraint, supports pay raises and other VCCS programs

The new state budget delivers good news for existing and prospective students at Virginia’s community colleges and for VCCS employees systemwide. In the budget year that began July 1, the […]

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 […]

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 State Board Meeting July 20-21, 2022 System Office, Richmond, VA
2 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)                  August 17, 2022 Zoom
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 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)                  October 18-19, 2022 System Office, Richmond
6 VCCS Technology Council November 9-10, 2022 Virtual
7 VCCS State Board Meeting November 16-17, 2022 System Office, Richmond, VA
8 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)                  December 8, 2022 Zoom
9 VCCS State Board Meeting January 18-19, 2023 System Office, Richmond, VA
10 VCCS Technology Council January 25-26, 2023 Virtual
Event Date Location

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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