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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (May 25, 2012) – Virginia Beach resident Jenefer D. Snyder has been named dean of language, mathematics and sciences at Tidewater Community College. She will begin her tenure on the Portsmouth Campus on June 6.

With more than 18 years of progressive leadership experience, Snyder most recently served as interim dean of social sciences and public services at the Virginia Beach Campus. She played a key role in the implementation of the Funeral Service Clinical and Embalming Laboratory.

Prior to that position, Snyder was the program administrator for the TCC Child Development Lab. Under her leadership, the center received a 4-Star rating from the Virginia Star Quality Initiative.

Before joining TCC, Snyder was the GrowSmart Coordinator for the City of Virginia Beach, where she led strategic planning to identify goals and priorities for citywide initiatives to achieve the community’s goals for children birth to age 5.

Snyder holds a master’s of science degree in education with a concentration in early childhood education from Old Dominion University and a bachelor’s of science with a concentration in family and child development from Virginia Tech.



Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Solutions Center in Suffolk. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit