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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall Conference: VFCCE Fellows navigate life’s challenges on the road to success

The autumn equinox was just hours away when this year’s crop of Fellows, nearly two dozen high-performing students from Northern Virginia, Laurel Ridge, and Germanna Community Colleges, pulled into the […]

Search gets underway again for the next Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges

The panel leading the search for the next permanent leader of Virginia’s Community College System has adopted what it calls an “expedited” schedule for the nationwide hunt. The search committee […]

Governor Youngkin to Virginia’s Community Colleges: I’m committed, accessible and want to be involved

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin told the VCCS State Board last week, “You have my commitment to be with you, to be accessible, to be involved.”  It was a clear expression […]

New Council will advise our colleges and offices to ensure welcoming environments for students and employees

By Carla Kimbrough, VCCS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer The nominations process for the inaugural Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culture Council is underway. The State Board approved the council at […]

Student engagement policy modernized at Virginia’s Community Colleges

By Charles Errico, Ph.D. – Chair of the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee Nearly sixty years ago, the old office hours policy began when Virginia established a community college system. The […]

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 Calendar

wdt_ID Event Date Location
5 VCCS Technology Council Nov. 30-Dec 1, 2022 QTS-Datacenter, Sandston, VA
6 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP) December 8, 2022 Zoom
7 VCCS State Board Meeting January 18, 2023 System Office, Richmond, VA
8 VCCS Technology Council Februrary 1-2, 2023 TBD
9 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP) February 14-15, 2023 System Office, Richmond
10 VFCCE Board Meeting Feb. 23, 2023 Willow Oaks Country Club, Richmond
11 Council of Deans & Directors; Workforce Development Advisory Council; Academic & Students Affairs Council (CODD/WDAC/ASAC) March 1-3, 2023 TBD
12 VCCS State Board Meeting March 15-16, 2023 System Office, Richmond, VA
13 VCCS Technology Council March 22-23, 2023 TBD
14 VCCS Technology Council May 24-25, 2023 TBD
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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