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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Oct. 18, 2012) – Dr. Robin L. P. Ying has been appointed Vice President for Information Systems at Tidewater Community College. Prior to joining TCC, Dr. Ying held the position of Vice President for Information and Instructional Technology Services and served as the Chief Information Officer at Oklahoma City Community College.

Dr. Ying brings to TCC more than 30 years of experience in IT. He started his career with Bell Laboratories in the early 1980s after obtaining MS degree from Yale University, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He also served in the post of Associate Vice President for Information Technology at Imperial Valley Community College District in California.

In the private sector, Dr. Ying was a district manager in the Business Markets Division of AT&T Labs where he managed technology and software development. Several key operation support systems developed by his group are still used today to support major AT&T global digital services.

Dr. Ying has also served on numerous global committees and appointments. As Chief Technical Advisor for the China Telecommunication Modernization Development Program he managed research and development projects for Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. Among other appointments, he was a delegate to the National ISDN User Forum, and served on the Board of Directors of the Vendor ISDN Association and the Global ISDN Industry Forum.

Dr. Robin L. P. Ying is filling the role on the TCC Executive Staff vacated by Richard Andersen who is retiring from the college.


Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was 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 Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Solutions Center in Suffolk. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit