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Amy DeSonia, Ph.D., CPA, hails from Michigan

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Sept. 21, 2009) – Amy DeSonia has been named dean of business, social sciences and public service for the Norfolk Campus of Tidewater Community College.

With a proven track record in leadership positions in both academia and the private sector, DeSonia joins TCC from Flint, Mich., where she was associate dean for business administration at Baker College. She also served as system program coordinator and faculty member for the college. Prior to joining academia, DeSonia worked as a CPA in public and private practice for 17 years.

Committed to student success, DeSonia has experience in curriculum development, instructional design and assessment, and administration. DeSonia holds a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Michigan and a master’s and Ph.D. in public administration from Western Michigan University.



Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 40,000 students annually and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 15th highest associate-degree producer in the nation and the 35th largest community college, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. 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 Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit