Dr. Melvyn Schiavelli will become the interim President of Northern Virginia Community College effective March 15, 2019. Schiavelli currently serves as the executive vice president of NOVA, overseeing Academic & Student Services. This appointment marks the second time that Schiavelli will be the college’s interim president.
“It is a luxury to be able to turn to such an experienced and trusted leader for this interim assignment,” said VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois. “Mel has served the last two NOVA presidents with distinction and continues to bolster his impressive reputation as a seasoned and effective higher education leader.”
NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute, and is the largest institution of higher education in Virginia.
“I appreciate the confidence shown in me by the Chancellor by this appointment. NOVA is truly one of stars in the commonwealth’s higher education firmament and being asked to lead it again is indeed an honor,” said Schiavelli.
The VCCS soon will launch a national search for the next permanent president of Northern Virginia Community College, a process which typically takes six to eight months to complete. Schiavelli, as interim president, will not be a candidate in that search.
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