TCC's Executive Staff, under the leadership of President Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani, is responsible for all departments and divisions of the college
Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani became president of Tidewater Community College in 2013. Photo: The Virginian-PilotRead more
Curtis K. Aasen is Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Interim Vice President for Information Systems.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides strategic, college-wide leadership that incorporates institutional research, planning and accountability, regional accreditation, and the coordination of academic program outcomes.
The Office of Information Systems supports voice, data, hardware, software and networking services to meet the instructional and administrative needs of the College.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Aasen served TCC as the Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness, the Coordinator of Institutional Research, and as a programmer and senior analyst for Institutional Research. Before coming to TCC, he spent six years as a systems engineer for Sentel Corporation and four years as an engineer for Comsearch Applied Technology.
Mr. Aasen earned his master of business administration from Old Dominion University and his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University.
Matthew J. Baumgarten is Executive Director of the TCC Real Estate Foundation and Chief Operating Officer for Facilities.
Mr. Baumgarten provides day-to-day leadership for TCC's Facilities Management Department and the College’s Real Estate Foundation Board. He joined TCC in November 2015, bringing to the college 18 years of progressive real estate development and construction management experience.
For 10 years, he was design/build project manager and owner’s representative for Lincoln Property Company of Norfolk, managing all aspects of the development process and all phases of construction for military family housing neighborhoods in the Mid-Atlantic. In that role, he led the design process and budget development; coordinated the bidding process; negotiated contract awards, cost and schedule; and oversaw the construction management process.
Previously, Mr. Baumgarten was project engineer with Sussex Development Corp. of Virginia Beach, assigned to the joint-venture company that built Virginia Beach’s new convention center; project manager for Chianelli Building Corp. of Norfolk, where he managed the construction contract at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune; and a project manager with J.D. Miles and Sons, Inc., of Chesapeake.
As a nuclear engineer-qualified submarine warfare officer in the U.S. Navy, he was assigned to the U.S.S. James K. Polk SSN-645 homeported here in Norfolk.
Mr. Baumgarten holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College in New York City and is a graduate of the Navy Nuclear Power Program Officer Course. He is a Virginia Beach resident.
Jeffery S. Boyd is Provost of the Norfolk Campus. He joined TCC in August 2014.
Dr. Boyd, with more than 15 years of service in higher education, most recently served as dean of sustainability, business and career technologies at Elgin Community College in Illinois.
He brought to TCC a wealth of experience in economic and workforce development gained with the City of Elgin and with the Elgin school district. He has a diverse background, rich in educational innovation. In his former role, he provided divisional leadership, collaborating with faculty and staff on curriculum and program development, professional development, policy formation, strategic planning, budget development and grant development. Boyd also worked to build partnerships with business and industry leaders, as well as public officials.
Dr. Boyd also served as associate dean of business and career technologies at Elgin, ensuring sound academic management of the 22 programs within the division and collaborating with college constituencies in purchasing and upgrading a new public safety communication program.
Dr. Boyd, who started his college education at San Joaquin Delta College, a two-year institution in California, holds a doctor of education degree in community college leadership from National Louis University, a master’s in education from University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s in human services from Judson University.
Dr. DeMarte joined TCC in August 2009. He leads seven functional areas in support of teaching and learning: Academic Affairs, Apprenticeships, eLearning, Faculty Development, Intercultural Learning, Learning Technologies and the Libraries. He is also responsible for the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center, the Center for Military and Veterans Education and the NSF-funded Southeast Maritime and Transportation (SMART) Center.
With more than 20 years of experience in community colleges, Dr. DeMarte previously served as vice provost for student and learning development at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. He served in other roles at Macomb in which he was responsible for strategic planning and academic operations.
He began his career at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. Dr. DeMarte earned his doctorate degree in higher education administration with a specialization in community colleges from North Carolina State University. While working on his doctorate, he served as associate director for the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness. He received his master’s and undergraduate degrees from the State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. DeMarte began his college education at the Community College of the Air Force while serving on active duty in the mid-1980s. He and his wife, Desiree, and their daughter, Hanna, make their home in Chesapeake.
Susan James is Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff. She manages all operations in Office of the President and supervises the duties and responsibilities of the office’s staff. As staff liaison to the College Board, she maintains ongoing communication between the president’s office and board members. She manages schedules and all board meetings, and she oversees board archives.
Ms. James was directly involved in the execution of cultural initiatives for the Intercultural Learning Center and played a primary role in establishing and managing its funding. She helped lead the establishment of the TCC Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges in 2014-15.
A founding member and current treasurer of the TCC Alumni Council, James is passionate about the student experience and her fellow alums, frequently facilitating a “dining etiquette” luncheon where a variety of students are taught proper dining protocol. She manages several annual college-wide events that bridge the gap between the college and its surrounding communities.
Ms. James enlisted in the Navy in April 1984 and retired in April 2008 as a Senior Chief Yeoman with 24 years of distinguished service. Her personal and professional travels include visits to Canada, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Turkey, Israel, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, England, Belize, Cuba, St. Thomas, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Ms. James holds a master’s degree of public administration from Troy University and a bachelor’s in human resources from St. Leo University. She graduated from TCC in 1992 with an associate degree in office systems technology. She is a native of Kingston, Jamaica, and she and her husband, Lancelot, have two daughters, Christine and Cheyanne.
Sarah E. "Beth" Lunde is the Associate Vice President for Human Resources.
Ms. Lunde is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for the college’s human resource management function including planning, integrating, and implementing human resource programs and policies, and talent and leadership development. Her office handles the day-to-day management and strategic planning and initiatives of key human resource functions, including employee recruitment, benefits, position classification, compensation, employee relations, training & development, and HR information systems.
Prior to becoming the Associate Vice President for Human Resources in July 2015, Ms. Lunde served as Assistant Director of Human Resources and seven years as the college’s Benefits Manager. Before coming to TCC, she spent three years as a Human Resources Coordinator for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, and ten years working in progressively responsible positions within the Human Resources Department at Trader Publishing Company.
Ms. Lunde earned her Master of Arts in Education degree in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University and her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from James Madison University. Ms. Lunde is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resource Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).
Corey L. McCray is Vice President for Workforce Solutions. TCC's Workforce Solutions campus is in North Suffolk, and it has an office in Virginia Beach's Town Center.
Dr. McCray joined TCC on July 2015. He provides college-wide leadership for the development and delivery of workforce education, training and services programs that focus on the primary industry sectors of South Hampton Roads: marine technologies, advanced manufacturing, health professions, hospitality and tourism, technology, small business assistance, military and government, and general workforce services.
Before coming to TCC, Dr. McCray directed the Pruden Center for Industry and Technology in Suffolk, Va., where he was accountable to sponsoring local school divisions, superintendents and school boards for oversight of secondary career and technical education and regional adult education programs. In addition, he oversaw dual enrollment courses with Virginia’s Community Colleges. Prior to the directorship, he served as assistant director and business/industry liaison at Pruden.
Dr. McCray was president of the Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators; he was an advisor to TCC’s automotive program and is outreach committee chairman of the advisory council at St. Leo University. He also served on the board of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals, the Virginia Association of Career Technical Educators, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Opportunity Inc.’s youth council board.
A U.S. Navy veteran and Chesapeake resident, Dr. McCray holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Old Dominion University. He also has a master’s degree in education leadership and supervision from Cambridge College and a bachelor’s in workforce education and training from Southern Illinois University.
Phyllis Milloy is Vice President for Finance.
Ms. Milloy joined TCC in 1993. She provides strategic, college-wide leadership for the functional areas that embrace TCC’s financial units including accounting, budgeting, procurement and materiel management, cash management, student financial aid processing, auxiliary services, contract management, and financial reporting for the college’s foundations. Additionally, she provides leadership financial aid processing services for other community colleges in the VCCS.
Ms. Milloy has over 30 years of experience in community colleges. Before joining TCC, she served as vice president for finance and administration at Rappahannock Community College, business manager for Danville Community College, and accountant for Johnson and Dooley, CPA.
She earned her master of business administration and bachelor of science in business management and accounting from Averett University. She was a student at Danville Community College.
Dr. Rhine joined TCC in August 2013. She brings more than 24 years of experience in student services and academic affairs at the community college and university level, most recently serving as interim vice president for student affairs at Northern Kentucky University.
Dr. Rhine began her career in higher education, serving in various student services functions for 11 years at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Subsequently, she took positions in academic affairs at the University of Dayton and at Wittenberg University before returning to student services at Northern Kentucky in 2008. Her accomplishments include successful public/private partnerships, policy and program development, student retention and learning outcomes assessment.
She holds a doctorate in educational administration from Capella University and a master’s in special education from the University of Dayton. She earned her bachelor’s in rehabilitation counseling from Wright State University and has a certificate in deaf studies from Sinclair Community College. She and her family reside in Chesapeake.
Michael Summers is the Provost of the Virginia Beach Campus and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs.
As interim vice president, he provides institutional leadership for student services, recruitment and enrollment, student success, Office of the College Registrar, Office of Educational Accessibility and Counseling Services. In addition, he leads the college's Threat Assessment team.
Previous to TCC, Dr. Summers was vice president for education and student affairs at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, S.C. Previously, he was division chair for technology and information systems at Danville Area Community College in Danville, Ill. Prior to that, he was a full-time teaching faculty member at Black Hawk College in Moline, Ill.
Dr. Summers is a board member on the Virginia Beach Central Business District Association, Virginia Beach Vision, the City of Virginia Beach Library Board, and the Community College Review Editorial Board. He is a member of the Virginia Beach Rotary Club.
Dr. Summers earned his doctorate in education in community college leadership from the University of Illinois. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration from Western Illinois University and a bachelor’s in occupational education from the University of Illinois.
James Toscano is Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the TCC Educational Foundation. His responsibilities include communications, marketing, fundraising, grants, government relations and college events.
He is a co-chair responsible for the top goal of the TCC strategic plan – the development of strategic enrollment management.
Dr. Toscano is one of seven state appointees on the Virginia Transit Capital Project Revenue Advisory Board.
Before TCC, Dr. Toscano was vice president of public affairs and communications and chief communications officer at Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), the regional public transit provider. He is also a former gubernatorial appointee to the governing commission of HRT, rising to the position of chair, and to the Public Transit Seat on the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.
His background in policy dates to 2002 when he was a Governor’s Fellow under Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner in the Office of the Secretary of Technology, where he worked to promote COVITS, an international symposium on technology. For three years after, Toscano was legislative director to the Assistant Majority Leader in the Virginia House of Delegates, Bob McDonnell.
Dr. Toscano holds a doctorate in law and policy from Northeastern University, and his research focuses on citizen participation and democracy through social media and other digital communications. He also holds a master’s degree in public policy and management from the University of London and a bachelor's in communication from Old Dominion University. He is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute Political Leaders Program at the University of Virginia.
He and his family reside in Norfolk.
Preceding her permanent appointment, Dr. Woodhouse served as Acting/Interim Provost of the Portsmouth Campus for nine months. She joined the college in 2006 as Dean of Social Sciences and Public Services at the Virginia Beach Campus.
Dr. Woodhouse’s experience, specifically in program development, led to the successful launch and accreditation of TCC’s funeral services program. Also, under her leadership, the TCC Child Development lab received a 4-star rating, as part of its participation in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative.
Before TCC, Dr. Woodhouse was the director of continuing education and professional studies at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center for Norfolk State University.
Dr. Woodhouse is on the Portsmouth Partnership Board of Directors. She has been involved in the planning of the Whitney M. Young Jr. awards dinner for the Urban League of Hampton Roads. She previously served as president of the Friends of Hampton Roads, a community service organization committed to raising scholarship funds to support and inspire African-American youth.
Dr. Woodhouse holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s degree in urban education from Norfolk State University. She graduated with a bachelor’s in marketing and occupational education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Woodhouse and her family reside in Chesapeake.