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Chancellor’s Statewide Syllabus with logo

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Initiative Update: 

Great Expectations Program Exceeds Them

From industry-recognized credentials to postgraduate degrees, Great Expectations is fostering success among some of Virginia’s hardest-to-serve students.

Did You Know?

The 2017 class of GE students earned 105 credentials, including:

13 GEDs
43 Certificates & Workforce Credentials
36 Associate Degrees
Eight Transfers to four-year colleges & universities
five Bachelor’s Degrees


Tidewater Community College is testing an exciting, new hypothesis regarding what it takes to attract more diversity to STEM programs… Show me the money! Financial illiteracy is just one of those “real life” things that can kill college dreams. Eastern Shore Community College is working with community partners to help families avoid that… And learn more about an historic piece of Virginia, created by SWCC president Mark Estepp, which features your community college’s initials, that’s becoming a permanent part of the VCCS State Boardroom.



VCCS OPD receives awards
Submitted by Dr. Abigail Stonerock, Office of Professional Development

Redesigned VCCS professional development programs earn national recognition!


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Academic & Student Affairs Council (ASAC)
May 31 – June 2
System Office (Richmond)

College Communicators Association Summer Conference
June 5-6
Longwood Univ. (Farmville)

Advisory Council on Presidents (ACOP)
June 20-21
System Office (Richmond)

Diversity, Inclusion & Student Success Webinar: Helping Women Achieve Their Dreams Through Support, Guidance and Encouragement
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June 29

State Board Meeting
July 20
System Office (Richmond)

Classified Staff Leadership Academy
July 26-28
System Office (Richmond)

Faculty & Administrators Leadership Academy
Sep. 19-22
System Office (Richmond)

State Board Meeting
Sep. 21
System Office (Richmond)

VCCA Conference
Sep. 27-29
Wyndham Crossings (Richmond)

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)
Oct. 10-11
Founder’s Inn (Virginia Beach)

Chancellor’s Retreat
Oct. 11-12
Founder’s Inn (Virginia Beach)

Communications, Visual & Performing Arts Peer Group Conference
Oct. 19-20

Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC)
Nov. 2-3
System Office (Richmond)

State Board Meeting
Nov. 16
System Office (Richmond)

Hire Ed Conference
Dec. 6-8
Homestead (Hot Springs)

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)
Dec. 7
Homestead (Hot Springs)



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