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APPOINTS NEW ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES DEAN AT BEACH CAMPUS
Brenda Sedlacek, Chesapeake resident, is geared up for the
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. –
(July 28, 2005) – Tidewater Community College announces
appointment of Brenda Sedlacek to the position of dean of engineering
and industrial technologies at the Virginia Beach Campus.
Sedlacek, who has a background in electrical engineering and information
technology, will focus on deepening relationships with Virginia
Beach public schools with opportunities such as more dual enrollments
and articulation agreements. “I want students to know that
they can come to TCC and get a great education in technology and
prepare for a good paying job - and they can start that process
while they’re still in high school,” Sedlacek says.
Deepening links with business and industry, Sedlacek will work
to increase participation in TCC’s advisory committees and
to develop additional program offerings that meet real-world needs.
“It’s so important to keep our finger on the pulse
of industry and to provide training necessary for growth,”
Sedlacek joined TCC in 1999 as a full-time information systems
technology instructor at the Virginia Beach Campus, after serving
as an adjunct instructor for three years. She also served as assistant
to the dean for information technology at the Chesapeake Campus
for three years.
Sedlacek holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from
University of Southern California and a master’s in information
technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
She fills the dean post vacated by Lyle Bagley, who was appointed
associate vice president for workforce development at TCC.
Tidewater Community College
is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, enrolling more than 36,000 students annually. The 37th
largest in the nation’s 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-four
percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university
in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information,