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About VCCS

Our Mission

We give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened.

About VCCS
Dr. David Dore

Meet Our Chancellor

Dr. David Doré became Chancellor of the app College System (VCCS) on April 1, 2023.  Dr. Doré is the tenth person to lead the system, which was founded in 1966.  He succeeded Dr. Sharon Morrissey, who served in the post on an interim basis since July 2022.

Governance

app’s app Colleges are governed by the State Board for app Colleges. Board members are appointed by the Govenor of app to four-year terms and may serve only two consecutive terms.

News

Given the increasing demand for our academic services and workforce programs, app’s app Colleges are helping to transform the higher education landscape and the lives of thousands of appns every year.

Staff

VCCS System Office staff members are identified alphabetically by last name. Individual titles,  email addresses and phone numbers are also available. Activate the button below to begin your search.

A Brief History of VCCS

2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe kicks off the VCCS 50th anniversary gala event, which raises nearly $2.3 million for app’s app Colleges.

2016

The app General Assembly, with bi-partisan support, passes legislation creating the nation’s first pay-for-performance workforce training program called the Workforce Credentials Grant (later called FastForward).

2015

The VCCS launches Complete 2021, a six-year statewide strategic plan.

2013

The number of Hispanic and Latino students attending app’s app Colleges increases 58% between 2008-2013, and the number of those students graduating increases by 150%.

2012

The Governor signs into law a measure to expand Dual Enrollment offerings into every app high school.

2007

VCCS begins Great Expectations to counter the low numbers of former foster care youth who enroll in and graduate from college.

2005

VCCS Career Coaches begin working in high schools to help students create career and college plans, and convince more students to go to college.

2004

VCCS and app Tech sign the first ever guaranteed admissions agreement for community college graduates.

2002

VCCS Middle College begins as a recovery program helping high school dropouts earn postsecondary credentials.

1998

The app General Assembly tasks the VCCS with coordinating workforce training at the postsecondary level.

1996

VCCS begins offering online classes.

1987

Dual Enrollment begins, allowing high school students to earn community college credit for particular classes.

1972

J. Sargeant Reynolds is the 23rd and final community college to open.

1966

Gov. Mills Godwin creates the VCCS, financed by the state’s first ever sales tax. Two colleges open, serving 7,500 students.

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