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TCC NAMES ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR COLLEGE TRANSFER
Lonnie Schaffer has over 30 years experience in higher
NORFOLK, Va. – (Aug. 30, 2004) – Tidewater
Community College has named Lonnie J. Schaffer associate vice
president for college transfer education, effective Sept. 1.
Schaffer will provide strategic and operational
leadership in development and delivery of college transfer education,
which includes a range of associate-degree programs that prepare
students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities to
complete their baccalaureate degree. The associate vice president
is the primary point of contact with outside agencies, partners,
colleges, universities, school systems and the Virginia Community
College System with respect to programs, policies and procedures
for the transfer program.
In higher education for more than 30 years, Schaffer
served previously as the interim director of assessment, research
and planning at John Tyler Community College and as the senior
associate for academic affairs with the State Council of Higher
Education for Virginia in Richmond.
She holds a bachelor of arts degree from University
of Iowa; master of arts from Michigan State University; and educational
specialist (Ed.S.) and doctor of education (Ed.D.) degrees from
the College of William and Mary.
Tidewater Community College is the second
largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia,
enrolling more than 34,000 students annually. The 37th largest in
the nationís 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the
50 fastest-growing large community colleges. 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 the theater district in downtown
Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional
Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent
of the regionís residents attending a college or university in Virginia
last fall were enrolled at TCC.