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NOVA At-a-Glance

NOVA is one of 23 colleges within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), which is governed by the State Board for Community Colleges.

Originally established as Northern Virginia Technical College, NOVA was founded in 1964 and renamed in 1966.


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)

Certain activities of the College come under the supervision of SCHEV, a body that plays a prominent role in planning for higher education in the Commonwealth.

Virginia Community College System (VCCS)

NOVA is one of 23 colleges within the VCCS, which is governed by the State Board for Community Colleges.

College Board

NOVA has a local advisory board of 11 members.

College Administration

The President chairs and is assisted by two advisory bodies: the Administrative Council and the College Forum. The Administrative Council is composed of the Provosts from the six campuses; the Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Services; the Vice President of Finance; the Vice President of Administrative Services; the Vice President of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment; the Vice President of Information and Engineering Technologies and College Computing; and the Vice President of Workforce Development.

The College Forum

The College Forum is composed of elected and appointed representatives of the teaching faculty, administrative faculty, classified staff, and students.

NOVA Fact Book

The NOVA Fact Book, published annually, is a resource for commonly-requested information about the College. The Fact Book presents useful information about enrollment, retention, graduation, transfer, budget, finance, personnel, facilities, and instructional material. Each volume covers a five-year period for purposes of trend analysis.

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