Continuing to make sure that further education in Virginia is of the highest quality it can be, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced he has chosen the State Board for Community Colleges appointments.
“We’re excited and grateful that these experienced leaders stepped up to serve our Commonwealth on the community college board,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin.
“They will ensure our community colleges are fueling the talent and skill development that Virginia’s students, communities, and businesses need to thrive. These three appointees will protect freedom of speech and inquiry, nurture wellbeing and mental health, and promote affordability and accessibility across our campuses. Together with this board and a new chancellor, we will create a best-in-class community college system that will prepare students for success in work and life.”
The following appointments were made for the State Board for Community Colleges.
- Dr. Deborah M. DiCroce of City of Chesapeake, President & CEO, Hampton Roads Community Foundation
- Bruce J. Meyer of Virginia Beach, President, Meyer Group Insurance
- Dr. Michael E. Wooten of Woodbridge, Former U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges
As one of their first order of businesses, the Board announced that tuition at Virginia’s community colleges will not go up for the 2022-2023 school year, which is the fifth straight year that tuition has remained flat.
“We’re grateful to the governor and General Assembly, who enacted a state budget that allowed us hold the line on tuition and fees,” said interim VCCS Chancellor Sharon Morrissey.
“We know educational quality and affordability are important to our students and their families, and we’re particularly gratified we’ve been able to hold tuitions at their current levels for several years running,” Morrissey said.
A recent report found that nine out of 10 students in the 23 community colleges are from Virginia, so Young and the board’s decision to make this education easily available to Virginians will have a massive impact on the future of the Commonwealth.