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Board Members & Committees

TCC’s College Board is composed of business, industry and education leaders from across Hampton Roads. Our College Board acts in an advisory capacity to the State Board and to perform such duties with respect to the operation of a single comprehensive community college as may be delegated to it by the State Board for Community Colleges. To prescribe rules or policies regarding the effective management of the college, which policies shall guide the President of the college, who is responsible for establishing the regulations and procedures to carry out such policies. Each of the four city councils appoints three members.

2018-2019 COLLEGE BOARD MEMBERS


Terri N. ThompsonTerri N. Thompson was appointed by the Chesapeake City Council to the College Board in 2012. As Board chair, she leads the Executive Committee.

Ms. Thompson has been successful in the insurance and financial services industry for over 25 years. A Property & Casualty Claims Manager with State Farm Insurance Companies, she manages claims operations within the Mid-Atlantic Zone and produces high level results.

Her reach within the company, both professionally and personally, fostered marketing opportunities and achieved significant milestones in building civic relationships.

Ms. Thompson received her Bachelor of Science from Lincoln University and earned the prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation, as well as the Chartered Life Underwriter designation with The American College. She is also a 2011 graduate of the Sorensen Institute Political Leaders Program at the University of Virginia.

Part of her community connection includes serving as a board member on multiple organizations — the Chesapeake Community Services Board, League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (Norfolk Division), and TCC’s Network for Empowering Women Students (N.E.W.S.).

Her service to the board will continue to advance the college’s mission in the twenty-first century.

Paulette Franklin JenkinsPaulette D. Franklin-Jones was appointed by the Portsmouth City Council to the College Board in 2017. She serves as Board vice chair and on the Finance and Facilities Committee.

Dr. Barry C. BrownDr. Barry C. Brown was appointed by the Virginia Beach City Council to the College Board in 2018. He serves on the Curriculum and Student Development Committee.

Dr. Barry Brown has over 20 years as a public school educator. He has served as a general education teacher, special education teacher, central office special education administrator, elementary assistant principal and now elementary principal. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Norfolk State University, Regent University and The University of Virginia. He is a retired Army Reserves Officer with his last assignment being a Divisions’ Anti- Terrorism Officer.

He is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and married with three children. He holds a doctorate in education from the University of Virginia, his master degree in elementary education from Old Dominion University and his bachelor degree in political science from Norfolk State University. Moreover, he holds a National Principal Mentor Certification from The National Association of Elementary School Principals.

He has given himself to Church and local organizations including Diaconate Member of First Baptist Church, Bute Street Norfolk, Deep Creek Ruritans, Board of Directors of Greenbrier North YMCA, Board of Directors of READY Academy Christian School and past Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Norfolk Christian Schools.

Jerome BynumJerome A. Bynum was appointed by the Norfolk City Council to the College Board in 2016. He serves on the Advocacy Committee.

Lynn Clements, TCC College Board memberLynn B. Clements was appointed by the Portsmouth City Council to the College Board in 2017. She serves on the Curriculum and Student Development Committee.

Lynn was named Executive Director of the Slover Library in Downtown Norfolk in August 2017 after a 32-year career at the Virginia Aquarium where she was an experienced Department Director and CEO with a demonstrated history of working in municipal government and the aquarium and zoo profession. She is a strong business development professional, skilled in nonprofit organizational development, coaching, event management, and team building. Originally hired at the Virginia Marine Science Museum in 1985, she worked her way up the ranks, serving as the Director of Education, Marketing, Operations, Development and Deputy Director. In 2002, she was named Director of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and the Executive Director of the Aquarium’s non-profit foundation. She was also the Director of the City of Virginia Beach Department of Aquarium & Museums where she operated three historic house museums and an African American Museum. Previously she was a public school science educator and science department chair. Her 2009 Owls Creek Master Plan laid the groundwork for the projects funded by her successful $25 million capital campaign for the Restless Planet exhibits in 2009. As part of the Virginia Aquarium’s current $40 million capital campaign for the Darden Marine Animal Conservation Center, new Marsh exhibits and endowment, Lynn raised $12.7 million in private funds before she started at the Slover Library for projects that are slated to open in 2019-2020.

Under Lynn’s leadership, the Aquarium was recognized as the Philanthropic Organization of the Year, and she was recognized as Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, and served on the national Association of Zoos & Aquariums board, ODU’s Science Advisory Board and as a trustee for Tidewater Community College and Virginia Wesleyan University. She was one of 50 CEOs in the 2017 National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program “Community & Culture” sponsored by Harvard and the University of Michigan’s schools of business and the Kresge Foundation and will receive the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in March 2018 for her work to eliminate racism and empower women.

Bill Crow, TCC College Board memberWilliam “Bill” W. Crow was appointed by the Chesapeake City Council to the College Board in 2018. He serves on the Advocacy Committee.

Mr. Crow has been president of the Virginia Ship Repair Association since 2012, focusing the organization on being “the Strength Behind the Fleet.”

He retired from the Navy after 30 years of service, having achieved the rank of Captain. As a Senior Naval Consultant for McKean Defense Group, he developed policies and procedures to improve the Navy’s conventional surface ship maintenance and modernization.

His Navy career included Commanding Officer positions at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek and later the Joint Expeditionary Base; and Executive Officer of Naval Station Norfolk.

native of Morganfield, Ky., Mr. Crow holds a Master of Science from the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is also a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science and his commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.

Cindy (Cindy) S. FreeCynthia “Cindy” S. Free was appointed by the Virginia Beach City Council to the College Board in 2015. She serves on the Advocacy Committee.

Ms. Free, a Hampton Roads native, is a member of the Atlantic Orthopedic Specialist Physical Therapy team in Virginia Beach. She coordinates industrial rehabilitation, workers’ compensation, return-to-work practices, disability examinations, inventory, quality standards, students, and personnel matters.

Over the years, Ms. Free has earned noteworthy licensure and credentials in the orthopedic and rehabilitation fields in service to South Hampton Roads. A proud TCC alumna, Ms. Free started her path on the Virginia Beach Campus, earning an Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant in 1986.

Ms. Free has a passion for dance and graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has danced at Old Dominion University and at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center.

Mark A. Hugel Mark A. Hugel was appointed by the Chesapeake City Council to the College Board in 2019. He serves on the Advocacy Committee.

Mark Hugel, RADM(ret), USN was commissioned in June 1977 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He was accepted into the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program and was subsequently assigned to sea tours in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), USS MISSISSIPPI (CGN 40) and USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). While assigned to MISSISSIPPI, he was designated a Surface Warfare Officer and during his tour in ABRAHAM LINCOLN, he was accepted for lateral transfer into the Navy’s Engineering Duty Officer Program.

In June 1992, Rear Admiral Hugel completed his graduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He subsequently served in acquisition, shipbuilding and ship maintenance tours at Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia and Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA. In his third tour of duty at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, he was the 100th Shipyard Commander. After promotion to Flag rank, he was Deputy Director for Fleet Readiness on the Chief of Naval Operations staff, and his last active duty assignment was as Deputy Commander, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations (SEA04), at the Naval Sea Systems Command.

After retiring from the Navy in 2009, he began his employment with CACI and was selected to lead CACI’s Norfolk, Virginia office. During his tenure at CACI, he has been the Division Group Manager and Operating Group Manager for Navy Logistics, and subsequently led the initial stand-up of the Logistics and Materiel Readiness (LMR) market team. His current assignment is as Senior Vice President and leader of CACI’s Product Lifecycle Management and Submarine Logistics campaign team, continuing his lifelong work as a logistics and maintenance professional. He and his wife, Luana reside in Portsmouth, VA.

James (Jay) LucadoJames “Jay” N. Lucado was appointed by the Chesapeake City Council to the College Board in 2016. He serves on the Finance and Facilities Committee.

Delceno C. MilesDelceno C. Miles was appointed by the Virginia Beach City Council to the College Board in 2017. She serves on the Finance Facilities Committee. She also serves on the TCC Educational Foundation Board.

She is President/CEO of The Miles Agency, a Virginia Beach-based niche marketing and public relations firm she founded in 1989. Ms. Miles’ areas of expertise are public relations, special events, multicultural marketing and community outreach. She is an adjunct professor of strategic communications at Regent University.

Ms. Miles has extensive involvement in civic and business organizations in Hampton Roads. She serves on the boards of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (regional and Virginia Beach Division) and the Beachevents Steering Committee. She is chair of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Foundation. She served on the boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia where she is the immediate past president.

She was appointed in 2002 as the first African American and only the third woman chair of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce regional board. She was elected to the Virginia Beach School Board and served as vice chair for two years.

Ms. Miles holds a master’s degree in strategic communications from Regent and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University. She completed the Advanced Management Education Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as the Minority Business Executive Program at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

John D. PadgettJohn D. Padgett was appointed by the Norfolk City Council to the College Board in 2011. A former Board chair, he serves on the Finance and Facilities Committee. He also serves on the TCC Real Estate Foundation Board.

Managing Partner of McGuireWoods’ Norfolk Office, he is an attorney whose expertise in advising corporate clients on a wide range of issues is matched by his commitment to myriad South Hampton Roads civic and philanthropic organizations.

A native of Norfolk, Mr. Padgett received his Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctor from the Washington & Lee University School of Law.

Designated by Virginia Business as one of the commonwealth’s best corporate attorneys and one of its best transportation attorneys, Mr. Padgett provides counsel and litigation support to an array of public and private entities. His subject matter expertise includes international trade and customs; transportation law; emerging growth and private equity; admiralty and maritime matters; banking and financial institutions; and commercial real estate.

He has given of himself to — among others — local organizations including the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, of which he is chair; Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Hampton Roads YMCA, both of which he served as chair; and the Rotary Club of Norfolk, of which he is past-president. Mr. Padgett has also previously served as the chair of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.


Charles (Andy) A. TysingerCharles “Andy” A. Tysinger was appointed by the Norfolk City Council to the College Board in 2019. He serves on the Curriculum and Student Development Committee.

Andy Tysinger has served as Seniorcorp’s Chief Operating Officer for the past 8 years, overseeing all aspects of day-to-day operations. Seniorcorp, based in Virginia Beach, provides personal care and companionship to seniors across South Side Hampton Roads, allowing them to age in the comfort of their homes. The company employs 350 staff and caregivers serving over 265 clients each week.

Prior to joining to Seniorcorp, Tysinger spent ten years with Landmark Communications in Norfolk in a variety of management positions, most recently as CFO / COO for three years with Pilot Targeted Media, a division of The Virginian-Pilot. Before joining Pilot Targeted Media, Tysinger spent seven years with Landmark’s career education division, which provided post-secondary career training at eight locations in Virginia, Utah, Nevada and California. During his time with Landmark Education, he served for four years as Director and General Manager of Virginia Career Institute (VCI), focused on medical careers. VCI had locations in Virginia Beach and Richmond.

Tysinger attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, graduating in 1986. He attended Davidson College on an ROTC scholarship, graduating in 1990 with a B.A. in Political Science. He served four years on active duty in the U.S. Army’s 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany, reaching the rank of Captain. After leaving the Army, Tysinger spent three years with NationsBank (now Bank of America) in Charlotte before earning his M.B.A. at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia in 1999.

Andy and his wife Gigi live in Norfolk with their two college age children and their Boykin Spaniel, Addie.


2018-2019 STANDING COMMITTEES

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Terri N. Thompson, Board Chair
  • Paulette D. Franklin-Jenkins, Board Vice Chair
  • Barry C. Brown, Chair – Curriculum & Student Development Committee
  • James (Jay) N. Lucado, Chair – Finance & Facilities Committee
  • Cynthia (Cindy) S. Free, Chair – Advocacy Committee
  • Gregory T. DeCinque, President (ex officio)
  • Latesha D. Johnson, Executive Assistant to the President (board liaison & staff support)

Curriculum & Student Development Committee

  • Barry C. Brown, Chair
  • Lynn B. Clements
  • Charles A. Tysinger
  • Terri N. Thompson, Board Chair (ex officio)
  • Gregory T. DeCinque, President (ex officio)
  • Corey L. McCray, Interim Executive Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs (staff liaison) and Vice President for Workforce Solutions (staff liaison)

FINANCE & FACILITIES COMMITTEE

  • James (Jay) N. Lucado, Chair
  • John D. Padgett
  • Paulette D. Franklin-Jenkins
  • Delceno C. Miles
  • Terri N. Thompson, Board Chair (ex officio)
  • Gregory T. DeCinque, President (ex officio)
  • Phyllis F. Milloy, Vice President for Finance (staff liaison)
  • Matthew J. Baumgarten, Executive Director for Real Estate Foundation & COO of Facilities & Public Safety (staff liaison)

Advocacy Committee

  • Cynthia (Cindy) S. Free, Chair
  • Jerome A. Bynum
  • William (Bill) W. Crow
  • Mark A. Hugel
  • Terri N. Thompson, Board Chair (ex officio)
  • Gregory T. DeCinque, President (ex officio)
  • Marian Anderfuren, Vice President for Institutional Advancement (staff liaison)

Educational and Real Estate Foundation Board Representatives

  • Terri N. Thompson & Delceno C. Miles, TCCEF & John D. Padgett, TCCREF