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Dr. Edward E. “Ted” Raspiller to become President of John Tyler Community College – 5.6.13

Dr. Edward E. “Ted” Raspiller to become President of John Tyler Community College

RICHMOND — Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges announced today that Dr. Edward E. “Ted” Raspiller will become the 7th president of John Tyler Community College (JTCC) beginning Aug. 5.

Raspiller is currently president of the Brazos County Campuses at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas. Previously, he directed the Community College Leadership doctoral program at Old Dominion University.

“I’ve known Ted for more than a decade,” said Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. “He brings to the table the right skills and the right experience to lead John Tyler Community College to the next level.”

“The JTCC College Board, faculty, staff, and students are excited about Dr. Raspiller’s arrival as our new president – and his enthusiasm and commitment to creating a success story for every student,” said Art Heinz, chair of the John Tyler Community College Board.

Raspiller succeeds Dr. Marshall W. Smith, who retires this year after serving as John Tyler Community College president for nearly 23 years.
“Words cannot describe how excited I am to become the next president of JTCC,” Raspiller said. “I am excited to work with JTCC and the entire Virginia Community College System team to build upon the great legacy that will be left behind by Dr. Smith.”

“Now more than ever, we are dependent upon community colleges to build and maintain a strong, quality workforce. I look forward to bringing my skills and experience to build upon the strong foundation of programs and services already in place,” he said.

Raspiller was named president for the Brazos County Campuses at Blinn College in November 2011 after serving a year leading those campuses as provost. From 1999 to 2003, he was dean of technical and workforce education at Blinn.
At Old Dominion, in addition to directing the doctoral Community College Leadership program from 2006-2010, he chaired the educational foundations and leadership department.

Raspiller served as interim president at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin in 2006, where he was vice president of learning innovations from 2003-2006. In addition to Blinn College, he has also held positions at Texas State Technical College; Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa; and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University as well as a bachelor’s degree from Governors State University and an associate’s degree from the College of DuPage.

About Virginia’s Community Colleges: Created more than 40 years ago, the VCCS is comprised of 23 community colleges located on 40 campuses across the commonwealth. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve more than 400,000 students each year. For more information, please visit

About John Tyler Community College: John Tyler Community College is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The college served more than 14,895 students during the 2011-12 academic year, offers 18 associate degrees, eight certificates, and 35 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The college also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for Hamel Hall on its Midlothian Campus, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.