Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Submitted by Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR, associate vice chancellor, human resources, VCCS, and Chris Glass, Ph.D., graduate program director, Community College Leadership, Old Dominion University

Are you:

  • A member of the teaching faculty who needs graduate credits in order to get a promotion?
  • A dean or aspiring dean who wants to grow professionally?
  • Classified or administrative faculty who want to develop and get better at your job?
  • New to the higher education industry?

If you answered yes to any of the above, we invite you to participate in the CCL CORE in the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. The CCL CORE program was designed by VCCS and the Community College Leadership (CCL) program at ODU to help VCCS faculty and staff develop competencies that advance the mission of the 23 community colleges in support of the Complete 2021 goal.

“In trying to support the Chancellor’s Complete 2021 goal of helping Virginians obtain credentials,” said Chris Lee, associate vice chancellor, human resources, “we recognized the need to also include those people who work for the VCCS. This niche program will equip employees to better understand and appreciate the role and function of community colleges in the 21st century, as well as support our employees’ desires to grow, learn and understand how what they do fits into the overall mission.”

Chris Glass, graduate program director of ODU’s Community College Leadership program, said, “The CCL CORE reflects our dedication to partner with community colleges to develop a new generation of leaders ready for the opportunities and challenges facing today’s community colleges.”

WHAT: The CCL CORE is a set of five courses that may be taken over one academic year (fall 2017-summer 2018). Registrants take CCL CORE courses as non-degree students at ODU. Courses cover intermediate and advanced elements of the American Association of Community Colleges’ Competencies for Community College Leaders.

Fall 2017

  • Community College Politics, Policy, and Advocacy
  • Community College Leadership 

Spring 2018 

  • Community College Finance and Resource Management
  • Community College Curriculum & Program Development

Summer 2018

  • Internship in Community College Leadership 

NOTE: Course credits apply toward graduation requirements if a student chooses to and is admitted to the PhD in Community College Leadership program at ODU.

WHEN:  Each course is offered once a week in the evenings (4:20-7:00pm or 7:10-9:50pm) over a 16-week semester.

WHERE:  No need to travel! Classes meet via a live, interactive, video conference format.

COST:   $1,548 per course (ODU 2016-17 Graduate Tuition Rate: $516/credit) plus course materialsCheck with your college’s HR department regarding tuition reimbursement opportunities.               

INFO/REGISTER:  For more information or to sign up, click here, before April 3rd or contact Dr. Chris Glass at or (757) 683-4118.





Laura Osberger

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