In 1965, Northern Virginia Technical College opened for classes with 761 students in the Carlyn Springs Road warehouse, located in Bailey's Crossroads. To accommodate an ever-growing student body, the College purchased 100 acres in Manassas in 1967 to build one of six permanent campus sites.

The city of Manassas has a rich history. During the American Civil War, it was the location of the First and Second Battles of Manassas (also known as the First and Second Battles of Bull Run). Little more than a railroad crossing at the time, Manassas has now become home to more than 35,000 citizens.

Originally known as the Western campus, the Manassas campus first offered classes in the fall of 1972. The Manassas campus is located in western Prince William County on a 100-acre site next to the Manassas National Battlefield. The campus primarily serves the residents of western Prince William and Fairfax counties and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. The campus has grown to include several classroom buildings and the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater. In spring 2012, the Harry J. Parrish Hall opened at the Manassas campus. The trailside building opened for classes in 2016 and its state-of-the-art FabLab opened in 2020. Despite its establishment over 50 years ago, Manassas remains one of the smaller campuses, offering its students an intimate class size and more personal attention.

Among the distinctive programs offered at the Manassas are the Early Childhood Education program, Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Welding, Biotechnology, and Engineering Technology.

Welcome to the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. We are pleased to be a part of the Manassas community and glad you have chosen our campus as a place to pursue your educational goals.

Whether your focus is to complete two-years of college coursework before transferring to a university, to complete a few courses to make yourself for more marketable in your career, or simply take courses for enrichment and the joy of learning, our campus offers exciting programs and courses for everyone! We offer Sunrise classes that begin at 6:30 am, day, evening, and even weekend course options that welcome adult learners of any age.

I have the privilege of working with an outstanding faculty and staff who are committed to student success and provide excellent instructional experiences in the classroom. Our staff are here to support you providing services including counseling, tutoring, library and technology resources. We pride ourselves on being a friendly campus in a beautiful location. If you are lucky, you might even be greeted by our deer and groundhogs.

If I can be of any assistance to you or you would like to share ideas with me, please feel free to contact me or come by the Provost’s office in Howsmon Hall room 317.

Dr. Molly Lynch
Phone: 703.257.6664
Office: Howsmon Hall, Room 317

The purpose of the Forum Council is to serve as an instrument for the formulation and expression of faculty, student and staff points of view on each campus. The Council usually considers questions relevant to its respective campus and its constituencies. It advises and seeks advice from the Provost of the campus and, through the Provost, to the President of the College. It also communicates with and makes recommendations to campus committees, College committees, and the College Senate, if appropriate.

Forum Council Membership, Minutes and Agendas

  • Caitlin Chazen
  • Carrin "Cari" Dresser
  • Chris Hafen
  • Janis McCoy-Finch
  • Aldous McCrory
  • Donna Minnich
  • Bethanie Perry
  • Maryellen Ryan
  • Ashlie Warnick
  • Ed Zuniga