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Meet the Candidates

The VCCS State Board has officially certified Dr. Paul Broadie II, Dr. Anne Kress, and Dr. Joaquin G. Martinez as finalists for the NOVA Presidency.

The candidates will be visiting NOVA on the following dates.

  • September 23-24, Dr. Anne Kress
  • September 26-27, Dr. Paul Broadie II
  • September 30 - October 1, Dr. Joaquín Martinez

The dates, times and locations of their public presentations and the open receptions are listed under each candidate below. Everyone is welcome to attend the public presentations and open receptions.


Dr. Anne Kress

Dr. Anne Kress

Dr. Anne M. Kress is currently the president of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. She has 30 years of community college experience. Her career began in 1989 at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida as an adjunct instructor of English. She rose through the ranks at that institution becoming an associate professor in 1994; a department chair in 1998; the Title III project director in 2000; an associate vice president in 2002; and the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs in 2005. She became the president of Monroe Community College in 2009. Kress is serving her second term on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges and as a member of the Presidents’ Trust of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Kress earned two bachelor’s degrees, a master’s degree, and a doctorate from the University of Florida.

Public Presentation with Q&A

  • Monday, Sept. 23, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Manassas Campus - MC 226 Colgan Theater

Open Receptions

  • Monday, Sept. 23, 2:15-3:00 p.m., Manassas Campus - MC 226 Colgan Theater
  • Monday, Sept. 23, 4:15-5:00 p.m., Woodbridge Campus - WAS Black Box Theater
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Alexandria Campus - AFA Room 236 Dance Studio
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2:45-3:30 p.m., Annandale Campus - CA Third Floor

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Dr. Paul Broadie II

Dr. Paul Broadie II

Dr. Paul Broadie II is currently the president of two, independent Connecticut institutions: Gateway Community College in New Haven and Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. He has nearly 30 years of higher education experience. Broadie began his career in 1990 as an admissions counselor at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Two years later, at the same institution, he became an assistant coordinator of one of the college’s extension centers. He moved on to the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz where he became an admissions advisor in 1997; an academic support coordinator nearly a year later; and an assistant dean of admissions/multi-cultural recruitment coordinator in 2000. Broadie became the director of the Ossining Extension Center for Westchester Community College, in Valhalla, New York, in 2001. He moved to Orange County Community College, in Middletown, New York, where he became the associate vice president of extension centers in 2002, and the vice president for Student Services in 2005. He became the president of Housatonic Community College in 2015, and took on the additional role of president at Gateway Community College in 2017. Broadie earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercy College; a master’s degree from Long Island University, in Brooklyn, New York; and a doctorate from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Public Presentation with Q&A

  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Loudoun Campus - HEC 203

Open Receptions

  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 2:00-2:45 p.m., Loudoun Campus - HEC 203
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 4:00-4:45 p.m., Annandale Campus - CG Third Floor
  • Friday, Sept. 27, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Alexandria Campus - AFA Room 236 Dance Studio
  • Friday, Sept. 27, 2:45-3:30 p.m., MEC Campus - Room 151

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Dr. Joaquín G. Martínez

Dr. Joaquín G. Martínez

Dr. Joaquín G. Martínez is currently the district vice provost for Institutional Effectiveness at Miami Dade College. He has more than 25 years of education experience, including a decade of community college experience. Martínez began as a high school Spanish, French, and Italian teacher in Miami-Dade County Schools in 1993. He became an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in 2004. He moved to Albizu University, in Doral, Florida, where he became an associate professor in 2005; and the professor, director of the college’s School of Education in 2006. He moved to Miami Dade College in 2010 to become a department chair and steadily rose through the institution’s ranks becoming an associate dean and then associate provost in 2013; the dean of Faculty & Student Services in 2015; president of the Hialeah Campus in 2016; and president of the Wolfson Campus and Virtual College in 2017. This past summer, he assumed the district vice provost role he holds today. Martínez earned a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont; a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University; and a doctorate from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Public Presentation with Q&A

  • Monday, Sept. 30, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Manassas Campus - MC 226 Colgan Theater

Open Receptions

  • Monday, Sept. 30, 2:15-3:00 p.m., Manassas Campus - MC 226 Colgan Theater
  • Monday, Sept. 30, 4:15-5:00 p.m., Woodbridge Campus - WAS Black Box Theater
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Loudoun Campus - HEC 203
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2:45-3:30 p.m., MEC Campus - Room 151

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