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NOVA appoints new Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Northern Virginia Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth K. Weatherly as Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Weatherly has joined the senior leadership of the college and will head the areas of fundraising and development; marketing, media relations, social media, communications, government relations and athletics.

“I am thrilled to welcome Elizabeth to our team,” said NOVA President Scott Ralls. “She will be heading critical program areas where I believe we can aggressively optimize new opportunities for our college that will benefit our students, programs and community connections.”

Weatherly comes to NOVA with a wealth of experience. Previously, she spent nearly ten years at College of Coastal Georgia where she served most recently as Vice President for Advancement. There, she led the development, communications and public affairs activities of the college, which transitioned from a community college to a four-year institution during her tenure. She has extensive experience in branding for higher education as well as in cutting-edge marketing and development strategies. During her time at Coastal Georgia, Elizabeth increased giving and raised the school’s profile, increased student enrollment, implemented a media and public relations strategy and developed a campus and athletic visual identity program that guided all messaging for the school.

“In addition to her great experience, Elizabeth has a solid record of accomplishment in creating and implementing college-wide development, marketing and media strategies that have significantly impacted fundraising, enrollment and institutional profiles for the colleges where she has worked,” Ralls said.

Weatherly has presented at Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) professional conferences and events, and she is recipient of a number of awards and recognitions in college fundraising and leadership. She was recipient of the Georgia Educational Advancement Council (GEAC) Excellence in Advancement Award, she was recognized by CASE for overall excellence in fundraising and received the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2013 First Coast Chapter Professional Fundraiser of the Year. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Auburn University and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Texas at El Paso.


Media Contact: Kathy Thompson | 703.764.0896 | kthompson@nvcc.edu


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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.