TCC College Board

Greeting from Chair John D. Padgett

TCC College Board President John D. PadgettWelcome to Tidewater Community College.

My colleagues and I are privileged to work with the college’s staff, faculty, and administrators in their important mission to serve students in South Hampton Roads.

The four cities that Board Members represent are Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach — each contribute uniquely to the college’s work.

As noted by President Baehre-Kolovani, TCC was founded on March 8, 1968, as part of the Virginia Community College System and provides open-access higher education and training to people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them to achieve both their individual goals and contribute as citizens and workers to the vitality of our region and an increasingly global community.

Building on its successful past and growing from good to great, the faculty, staff, and students embrace the concept of “One College, One Voice, One Future.”

As we often say at Tidewater Community College, and with good reason:  From Here, Go Anywhere.


John D. Padgett

Contact the TCC College Board

Susan James, staff liaison