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Lonnie Schaffer has over 30 years experience in higher education

NORFOLK, Va. – (Aug. 30, 2004) – Tidewater Community College has named Lonnie J. Schaffer associate vice president for college transfer education, effective Sept. 1.

Schaffer will provide strategic and operational leadership in development and delivery of college transfer education, which includes a range of associate-degree programs that prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The associate vice president is the primary point of contact with outside agencies, partners, colleges, universities, school systems and the Virginia Community College System with respect to programs, policies and procedures for the transfer program.

In higher education for more than 30 years, Schaffer served previously as the interim director of assessment, research and planning at John Tyler Community College and as the senior associate for academic affairs with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in Richmond.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree from University of Iowa; master of arts from Michigan State University; and educational specialist (Ed.S.) and doctor of education (Ed.D.) degrees from the College of William and Mary.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 34,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nationís 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. 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 the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the regionís residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.