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Ron Key joins TCC from University of South Florida  

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Sept. 9, 2008) – Tidewater Community College has named Ron Key its academic dean for the Division of Languages and Speech at the Virginia Beach Campus.

Key brings to TCC more than 35 years of experience in higher education. His wide range of leadership positions include director of academic support, administration and operations at the University of South Florida, vice president for academic affairs at Okefenokee Community and Technical College, dean of arts and sciences at Clark State Community College, provost and dean of Manatee Community College, and dean of liberal arts at Cuyahoga Community College.

His experience includes distance education, curriculum and program development, technology, enrollment management and retention, assessment, grant writing, staff development and partnerships. Key holds a bachelor of arts in history from Kentucky Wesleyan College, a master of arts in communication from the University of Kentucky, and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Louisville.



Laurie White
Media Relations

Celebrating its 40th year, Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls nearly 40,000 students and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 23rd highest producer of associate degrees in the nation, and the 35th largest community college, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. 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 and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit