Northern Virginia Community College’s President, Dr. Scott Ralls, is pleased to announce Dr. M. Annette Haggray as the next provost of the college’s Alexandria Campus. Currently, vice president for academic affairs at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md., Haggray starts at NOVA this summer.
Haggray became vice president for Academic Affairs at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md., in 2009. There, she has served as the chief academic officer for a community college of nearly 10,000 for-credit and 12,000 non-credit students. She supervised more than 600 faculty, staff and administrators. She led seven academic divisions, Continuing Education and Training, the library and other administrative and academic areas.
She began her career in education in 1974 as a high school History teacher in Charlottesville, Va. From 1976 through 1980, she was an assistant professor and coordinator in the Educational Media Department at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, NC. From 1980 through 1986, she was coordinator of physician recruitment for the North Carolina Department of Human Resources; from 1986 through 1988, she was coordinator of community services for Kaiser Permanente in Raleigh. From 1988 through 2009, she held various staff and administrative positions at Iowa State University (1988-1993); El Centro College, Dallas (1993-1996) and College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill. (1997-2009).
Haggray holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University, Ames; an M.A. in Instructional Technology and Educational Media and a B.A. in History and Education from North Carolina Central University.
Northern Virginia Community College recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The college was established in 1964 as Northern Virginia Technical College. In 1966, it was renamed Northern Virginia Community College. In 1971, the college opened the Eastern Campus, now known as the Alexandria Campus.
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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.