Asst. Vice Chancellor Public Relations
State Board for Community Colleges to meet in Lynchburg
RICHMOND – The State Board for Community Colleges will convene its regular meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9 a.m. in Merritt Hall at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg.
State Board Committees will meet on Wednesday, March 23, also at Central Virginia Community College. The Academic, Student Affairs and Workforce Development Committee and the Budget and Finance Committee meet at 1 p.m.; the Facilities Committee and the Personnel Committee meet at 2:30 p.m.; and the Audit Committee meets at 3 p.m. An executive committee meeting will begin at the conclusion of the committee meetings.
Agenda items for the regular business meeting on Thursday, March 24, include:
Academic, Student Affairs & Workforce – The State Board will consider approval of a new associate’s degree in applied science for Southwest Virginia Community College for occupational therapy assistants. The board will also hear reports on developmental education as well as on a grant that establishes a Virginia Weatherization Training Program at Central Virginia Community College.
Facilities –Virginia Highlands has requested approval to use grant funds to construct Renewable Energy Demonstrations Projects, including three windmills and solar panels, to provide a source of renewable energy and to serve as a demonstration for students enrolled in renewable energy courses. The State Board will also discuss approval of lease requests from Germanna Community College for automotive program space and for Northern Virginia Community College for instructional space for the Manassas Campus.
Budget and Finance – The State Board will receive updates on the state budget as adopted by the General Assembly.
Chancellor’s Report – Chancellor Glenn DuBois will provide an update on the recommendations of the VCCS Reengineering Task Force and updated the board on emergency preparedness and campus safety reviews.
Central Virginia Community College, the host of the State Board meeting, will make a presentation on how the college meets student and community needs.