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 […]

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 […]

Improved web portal will help Virginia Community College students who aim to transfer to four-year institutions

Students looking to Virginia’s Community Colleges for help in transferring to four-year institutions now have a handy tool at their disposal. The TransferVA portal is a web-based tool that closes […]

Ramped-up workforce training programs at Virginia’s Community Colleges will put thousands of Virginians into good-paying jobs

“I started the program because I wanted a better life for my children and I wanted to be proud of myself for once.”          Jasmine Quinoes says […]

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 […]

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
2 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP) October 18-19, 2022 System Office, Richmond
3 Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Council (CFAC)                     October 20-21, 2022 System Office, Richmond, VA
4 VCCS Technology Council November 9-10, 2022 Virtual
5 HIRE Education Conference November 9-11, 2022 Hotel Roanoke
6 VCCS State Board Meeting November 16-17, 2022 System Office, Richmond, VA
7 Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)                  December 8, 2022 Zoom
8 VCCS State Board Meeting January 18-19, 2023 System Office, Richmond, VA
9 VCCS Technology Council January 25-26, 2023 Virtual
10 VCCS State Board Meeting March 15-16, 2022 System Office, Richmond, VA
11 VCCS Technology Council March 22-23, 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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