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Diane Mucci named dean at NOVA-Manassas

Diane Mucci

Dr. Diane Mucci has been named dean of the Science and Applied Technologies Division at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Manassas Provost Molly Lynch made the announcement.

“I am pleased that Dr. Diane Mucci has accepted the position as dean of the Science and Applied Technologies Division,” Lynch said. “Diane has capably served as interim dean for the past two years and I am glad she will continue to be part of the campus leadership team.”

Mucci has been at NOVA since 2004. Before accepting the interim dean position in 2015, Mucci was program head for biotechnology at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus. She holds a doctorate in molecular genetics from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

At NOVA, Mucci serves on numerous collegewide committees, including the Biology Review Committee, Automotive Program Review Committee, College Curriculum Committee, Commencement Committee, Scholarship Committee and General Education Subcommittee. In 2016, she participated in the VCCS Chancellor’s Leadership Academy.

Her community service includes the advisory committee for the Governor’s School @ Innovation Park, Northern Virginia Technology Council, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences Advisory Board, and George Mason University SciTech Campus Advisory Board.

“I am excited to continue in this position working with great faculty, staff and students,” the Manassas resident said.

A dean is responsible for promoting academic, administrative and fiscal leadership of the assigned division in accordance with NOVA’s mission. Deans report directly to the provost.

The Manassas Science and Applied Technologies Division encompasses faculty and staff representing 18 academic disciplines including Automotive, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Diesel, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Health, IT Database and Web Development, IT Essentials, IT Networking, IT Programming, Mathematics, Developmental Math, Natural Science, Physical Education and Recreation, and Physics.

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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.

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