Michelle M. Woodhouse
Michelle M. Woodhouse is Provost of the Fred W. Beazley Portsmouth Campus.
Preceding her permanent appointment, Woodhouse served as Acting/Interim Provost of the Portsmouth Campus for nine months. She joined the college in 2006 as Dean of Social Sciences and Public Services at the Virginia Beach Campus.
Woodhouse’s experience, specifically in program development, led to the successful launch and accreditation of TCC’s funeral services program. Also, under her leadership, the TCC Child Development lab received a 4-star rating, which is part of the Virginia Star Quality Initiative.
Before TCC, Woodhouse was the Director of Continuing Education and Professional Studies at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center for Norfolk State University.
Woodhouse serves as First Vice President of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of South Hampton Roads and is on the Portsmouth Partnership Board of Directors. She has been involved in the planning of the Whitney M. Young, Jr., awards dinner for the Urban League of Hampton Roads. She previously served as President of the Friends of Hampton Roads, a community service organization committed to raising scholarship funds to support and inspire African-American youth.
Woodhouse holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s degree in urban education from Norfolk State University. She graduated with a bachelor’s in marketing and occupational education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Woodhouse resides in Chesapeake.