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Linda Harris joins TCC as disability services coordinator


NORFOLK, Va. – (March 28, 2005) – Tidewater Community College has appointed Linda Harris to the position of college disability services coordinator. Harris returns to TCC after graduating more than two decades ago.

In this position, Harris ensures that TCC students with disabilities receive the accommodations they need for access to appropriate curriculum and to achieve their educational goals. Currently, TCC has more than 1,000 students with disabilities at its four campuses.

Harris brings unique qualifications to the position because of her disability. “Serving others with disabilities has been the driving force for everything I’ve done with my life,” Harris explains. “I got my start at TCC, and I want to hang that diploma on the wall to encourage others, saying, ‘Look, this is where I started and I made it all the way through law school.’”

Previously, Harris served as a principle investigator and program specialist for Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, she served as a staff attorney for the Department of Rights of Virginians with Disabilities.

After graduating with an associate degree from TCC, Harris received a bachelor of arts degree from Virginia Wesleyan and a juris doctorate from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary in 1995.



Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 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-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit