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VCCS Chancellor to visit NOVA-Annandale for “Listening Tour”

November 7, 2013 8:00 AM

Tour is first step toward creation of new strategic plan

Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS), will visit the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College as a part of the “2013 Strategic Planning Listening Tour.” NOVA is one of seven tour sessions being held across the state in the coming weeks.

These tour stops will bring together elected officials and leaders from business, community and K-12 education sectors to discuss the region’s needs as the first step in building the next statewide strategic plan. For its part, NOVA is the one institution that unites these diverse elements of the community in support of Northern Virginia’s economy.  

Expected to begin in 2016, the new strategic plan will focus on using measurable goals to meet the needs of the people, employers and communities that VCCS serves. A taskforce charged with drafting a plan will begin working in 2014 and will be implemented as NOVA and VCCS celebrate fifty years of service to the Commonwealth.

Various representatives from a broad cross-section of the region’s private, public and not-for-profit communities will be in attendance, including:

  • Bobbie Kilberg, president and CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Jennifer McGarey, corporate vice president and secretary, Northrup Grumman
  • Dr. Steven Walts, superintendent, Prince William County Public Schools
  • Dr. Patrick Murphy, superintendent, Arlington County Public Schools
  • Jim Cole, president and CEO, Virginia Hospital Center
  • Todd Rowley, chair, SkillSource Group

Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center (CE Forum), 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

Under the current strategic plan--Achieve 2015--VCCS has more than doubled the number of minority and first generation students served; increased both graduation and transfer rates; weathered an unprecedented combination of historic budget cuts and enrollment increases; and more than doubled the number of Virginia employers served with tools such as customized training.  

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Media Contact: Jessica Baxter | 703.323.3288 |