New State Board Chair Focused on Increasing Community College Enrollments

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RICHMOND – Eleanor Saslaw begins her yearlong term as the chair of the Virginia State Board for Community College this month, and she is focusing on increasing community college enrollment. Serving on the board for the last three years – including one year as the Board’s vice chair – represents only a fraction of the […]

Governor McAuliffe Announces 2,173 Credentials Awarded Through New Economy Workforce Credentials Grant Program

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~ New grants spur big gains in Virginia Community Colleges’ Workforce Credential Training Programs ~  RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that, through the New Economy Workforce Credentials Grant program, Virginia’s Community Colleges provided workforce training that enabled 2,173 Virginians to secure industry-recognized credentials, licenses, and certifications needed for high-demand careers, in the first […]

State Board Sets Tuition for 2017-2018 Academic Year

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RICHMOND —The State Board for Community Colleges, by a unanimous vote, established the 2017-2018 academic year in-state tuition and mandatory fees rate at $150.25 per credit hour today at its regular May meeting. Beginning this fall, in-state students will pay an additional $4.00 per credit hour – an increase of 2.7 percent – which means […]

Dr. Kris Westover Hired to Become President of Mountain Empire Community College

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RICHMOND – Dr. Kris Westover will become the next president of Mountain Empire Community College on July 1, 2017. That announcement was made today by Dr. Glenn DuBois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Westover becomes the seventh person, and second woman, to serve as the college’s permanent president. Her hiring ends a process that […]

Dr. Janet Gullickson Hired to Become the Sixth President of Germanna Community College

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RICHMOND – Dr. Janet Gullickson will become the sixth president of Germanna Community College. That announcement was made today by Dr. Glenn DuBois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Gullickson’s hiring caps off a process that began with a national search, which attracted more than 100 candidates, and finished last month with open-to-the-community visits of […]