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Brenda Sedlacek, Chesapeake resident, is geared up for the job

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (July 28, 2005) – Tidewater Community College announces appointment of Brenda Sedlacek to the position of dean of engineering and industrial technologies at the Virginia Beach Campus.

Sedlacek, who has a background in electrical engineering and information technology, will focus on deepening relationships with Virginia Beach public schools with opportunities such as more dual enrollments and articulation agreements. “I want students to know that they can come to TCC and get a great education in technology and prepare for a good paying job - and they can start that process while they’re still in high school,” Sedlacek says.

Deepening links with business and industry, Sedlacek will work to increase participation in TCC’s advisory committees and to develop additional program offerings that meet real-world needs. “It’s so important to keep our finger on the pulse of industry and to provide training necessary for growth,” she adds.

Sedlacek joined TCC in 1999 as a full-time information systems technology instructor at the Virginia Beach Campus, after serving as an adjunct instructor for three years. She also served as assistant to the dean for information technology at the Chesapeake Campus for three years.

Sedlacek holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from University of Southern California and a master’s in information technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

She fills the dean post vacated by Lyle Bagley, who was appointed associate vice president for Workforce Solutions at TCC.



Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 36,000 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