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Northern Virginia Community College Appoints Provost for the Medical Education Campus

January 9, 2009

Northern Virginia Community College announced this week that Brian P. Foley has been named provost of the Medical Education Campus (MEC), effective immediately.

Foley will serve as the executive and academic leader for the MEC overseeing all campus planning, development and policy matters. In addition, his responsibilities as provost will include coordinating the budget, personnel management and recruitment of faculty and staff; as well as program development and specialized accreditation.

Foley brings 37 years of experience in the education and health care industry. Prior to his appointment, Foley served the college in various positions including special assistant to the president, dean of Allied Health and acting dean of Nursing & Surgical Technician, and most recently, interim provost.

“Brian’s expertise in the health and education industry will be a great asset to our institution,” said Robert Templin, president of Northern Virginia Community College, “We are confident that Brian will take MEC to the next level.”

Before joining NOVA, Foley spent 30 years as an Army Medical Services Corps Officer. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2001 with the rank of colonel. His numerous military assignments culminated in his appointment as the deputy commander for administration at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Foley obtained his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Providence College, R.I. He received his Masters of Education degree from Georgia State University and was awarded a Master of Health Administration from the U.S. Army Baylor University Graduate Program.

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