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NOVA Institute of Public Service to host Post-Election Conference


The Northern Virginia Community College Institute of Public Service (IPS) will host the 2016 Post-Election Conference at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Bisdorf Building Room 196 at the Alexandria Campus, 5000 Dawes Ave., Alexandria, VA 22311. This is the fourth year IPS has hosted the conference where a panel of guest speakers discuss election results and recent developments in politics with students, faculty, staff and community members.

This year’s conference will consist of two panels. The first panel discussion will focus on the Commonwealth of Virginia where panelists will answer questions and talk about state and local elections. The second panel discussion will focus on the 2016 presidential election.

Panel Details:

9:30 a.m. – The Commonwealth of Virginia: State & Local Elections

Panelists: Amanda Iacone, web writer and editor at WTOP News Radio; Ann O’Hanlon, chief of staff for Rep. Don Beyer; Jim Presswood, chairman of the Arlington County Republican Committee.

11 a.m. – The 2016 Presidential Election

Panelists: Jack Lechelt, NOVA-Alexandria professor of political science; Howard Mortman, C-SPAN director of communications; Michele L. Swers, professor with Georgetown University’s Department of Government; Vanessa Williams, reporter for The Washington Post.

The 2016 Post-Election Conference is free and open to the public. For a map of the Alexandria Campus, visit NOVA’s official website. For additional information about the conference, contact the Alexandria Liberal Arts Division at 703.845.6242.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



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 NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.