Northern Virginia Community College’s President, Dr. Scott Ralls, is pleased to announce Dr. Pamela Tipton Hilbert as the next provost of Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus. Hilbert, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Robeson Community College in Lumberton, NC, starts at NOVA this summer.
Dr. Hilbert brings more than 30 years of higher education experience that will benefit NOVA and the Annandale Campus. Hilbert has headed Robeson Community College, or RCC, since March 2013. Established in 1965, RCC has more than 10,000 students and a variety of programs.
Prior to her time as president of RCC, Hilbert was vice president of academic affairs at Pitt Community College in Greenville, NC where she had oversight of all academic divisions, continuing education, the NC BioProcessing Center, library, distance learning, global education, high school programs and more.
She began her career in higher education in 1986 as an adjunct instructor teaching Adult Basic Education and GED courses at Wake Technical Community College. She moved up the ranks, becoming dean of the evening division. In 1999, she became vice president of instruction and student support at Carteret Community College in Morehead City, NC.
Hilbert holds an Ed.D. and an M.S. in Adult and Community College Education with a minor in Public Administration, both from North Carolina State University and a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a minor in Speech Communication from UNC Greensboro. She also has completed various higher education leadership institutes between 1999 and 2009.
Northern Virginia Community College recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The college was established in 1964 as Northern Virginia Technical College. In 1966, it was renamed Northern Virginia Community College and purchased land in Annandale. The Annandale Campus remains NOVA’s largest campus.
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