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President’s Cabinet

The members of the President’s Cabinet, under the leadership of President Dr. Marcia Conston, are responsible for all departments and divisions of the college.

Curtis Aasen

Curtis K. Aasen

Vice President for Information Systems and Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides strategic, college-wide leadership that incorporates institutional research, planning and accountability, regional accreditation, and the coordination of academic program outcomes.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Aasen served TCC as the Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness, the Coordinator of Institutional Research, and as a programmer and senior analyst for Institutional Research. Before coming to TCC, he spent six years as a systems engineer for Sentel Corporation and four years as an engineer for Comsearch Applied Technology.

Mr. Aasen earned his master of business administration from Old Dominion University and his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University.

Phone: 757-822-1070

Karen Campbell

Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Campbell provides college-wide leadership for admissions, recruitment, registration, records, advising, educational accessibility, student success, testing services, student activities, student conduct, career services, Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE), Great Expectations, Women’s Center, and Open Door Project. She also oversees Emergency Preparedness and Safety and Security and is responsible for the management and implementation of the college’s quality enhancement plan (QEP).

Dr. Campbell joined TCC in 2005 and has more than 27 years of experience in higher education. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Campbell held several leadership positions at the college. She served as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Associate Vice President for Academic and Career Planning and P.A.C.E, and Associate Vice President for Recruitment, Admission, and Enrollment. Before coming to Tidewater Community College, Dr. Campbell spent 12 years working in progressively responsible positions within student affairs at the College of William and Mary, James Madison University, and Emory University.

Dr. Campbell earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education from Old Dominion University, a master’s of education in counseling psychology with a concentration in college student personnel administration from James Madison University, and a bachelor’s of science in business administration from the University of Richmond. In 2011, she received the chancellor’s fellowship and was the recipient of the outstanding doctoral student award in 2013.

She is State Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network of Virginia and has served as a member of this board since 2016.

Phone: 757-822-1225

Beth Lunde

Beth Lunde

Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Ms. Lunde is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for the college’s human resource management function including planning, integrating, and implementing human resource programs and policies, and talent and leadership development. Her office handles the day-to-day management and strategic planning and initiatives of key human resource functions, including employee recruitment, benefits, position classification, compensation, employee relations, training & development, and HR information systems.

Prior to becoming the Associate Vice President for Human Resources in July 2015, Ms. Lunde served as Assistant Director of Human Resources and seven years as the college’s Benefits Manager. Before coming to TCC, she spent three years as a Human Resources Coordinator for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, and ten years working in progressively responsible positions within the Human Resources Department at Trader Publishing Company.

Ms. Lunde earned her master’s degree in education human resource development from The George Washington University and her bachelor’s of business administration in Management from James Madison University. Ms. Lunde is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resource Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).

Phone: 757-822-1711


Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Heather Hardiman (McCraig) provides strategic, college-wide leadership for the functional areas that embrace TCC’s financial units including accounting, budgeting, procurement and materiel management, cash management, student financial aid services, auxiliary services, contract management, and financial reporting for the college’s foundations. Ms. Hardiman (McCraig) also oversees the area of Facilities Planning and Operations for the college encompassing Operations and Maintenance as well as Custodial Services. Ms. Hardiman (McCraig) oversees the college’s facilities master planning along with the bi-annual capital planning process.

Ms. Hardiman (McCraig) joined TCC in 2012. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Hardiman (McCraig) served as the Associate Vice President for Finance and the Director of Financial Systems and Operations with TCC. Ms. Hardiman (McCraig) has twenty-three years of experience with public and private organizations including Marriott International, Hampton Roads Transit, and Amerigroup Corporation.

Ms. Hardiman (McCraig) earned a master’s in accounting and a master’s in information systems from The University of Maryland, University College. She also earned a bachelor’s of science in management accounting from Park University.

Phone: 757-822-1738 

Tamara Williams

Vice President for Workforce Solutions

Tamara Williams has over 23 years of experience in higher education leadership. In her most recent role as dean in academic affairs at Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, N.C.), she provided leadership in curriculum and continuing education in the areas of Public Services and Transportation Technology. In her tenure at Central Piedmont, Williams established the first Tesla Start Program in the U.S. and was instrumental in building a workforce development pipeline for Cummins, Inc., through the first Technician Apprentice Program (TAP) in North America. Additionally, she provided campus leadership for the Merancas Campus in Huntersville, N.C.

Prior to her role at Central Piedmont, Williams served as associate vice provost, interim vice provost, and dean of academic affairs at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. While at Owens Community College, she was responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive enrollment management plan focused on student success and developmental education completion. She secured over $2.5 million in external grants designed for higher education reform and career and technical education.

Williams’ previous experience also includes serving as dean of career programs at Wayne County Community College in Detroit, Mich., and director of cooperative education and diversity at the University of Toledo. Williams is currently pursing doctoral research in higher education equity and diversity at the University of Toledo working towards a Ph.D. in higher education administration. She holds a master’s degree in higher education and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Toledo. In addition to her volunteer commitments to the greater Charlotte community, Williams served on the board for the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and the Mooresville/Lake Norman chapter of the United way. She was also named one of the most influential women in Lake Norman in 2015.

Phone: 757-822-1184

Michelle Woodhouse

Michelle W. Woodhouse

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Chief Academic Officer

Before her appointment, Dr. Woodhouse served as Provost of the Fred W. Beazley Portsmouth Campus, which includes the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth. She joined the college in 2006 as Dean of Social Sciences and Public Services at the Virginia Beach Campus.

Dr. 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, as part of its participation in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative.

Before TCC, Dr. Woodhouse was the director of continuing education and professional studies at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center for Norfolk State University.

Dr. Woodhouse 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.

Dr. 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.

Phone: 757-822-2241