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Daniel T. DeMarte brings innovative, executive leadership experience

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Aug. 11, 2009) – Chosen from a nationwide search, Daniel T. DeMarte has been named vice president for academic and student affairs at Tidewater Community College, effective Aug. 13.

DeMarte most recently served as vice president for learning at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. Previously, he was vice provost for student and learning development at Macomb Community College, the largest community college in Michigan with a student population of close to 60,000 spread across multiple campuses.  He also served as director of research for the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness. 

“By all accounts, Dr. DeMarte is a first-rate academic and student affairs leader,” says TCC President Deborah M. DiCroce. “His experience in innovative curriculum development is especially impressive. And he has a proven record in entrepreneurial outreach in response to the needs of both students and employers.”

A community college graduate, DeMarte began his collegiate studies at the Community College of the Air Force while serving as a security systems specialist in the U. S. Air Force in the mid 1980s. He later completed his associate degree through the State University of New York (SUNY) at Alfred.  

DeMarte holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in student personnel administration from SUNY University at Buffalo. He earned his doctorate in higher educational administration, with a specialization in community college and organizational leadership from North Carolina State University.

DeMarte succeeds Michael Summers, who became provost of the college’s Virginia Beach Campus in May 2009.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Celebrating its 40th year, Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 40,000 students 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 Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth 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