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Waldon Hagan comes to TCC from Arkansas


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Sept. 9, 2008) – Waldon J. Hagan, Ph.D. has been named dean of student services for the Norfolk Campus of Tidewater Community College.

Hagan joins TCC after serving as director of educational guidance services for East Arkansas Community College. In that post, he was the administrator in charge of student development services including academic advising, individual counseling, career planning and placement, testing, disability services, Veteran Affairs, student orientation and the TRIO program.

His past positions include director of student recruitment, director of advising for teacher education and college advisor for the University of Memphis. In addition, Hagan was named a Maxine Smith Fellows by the Tennessee Board of Regents for executive leadership preparation, working with the leadership of Jackson Community College.

Hagan holds a bachelor’s in English education from University of Southwestern Louisiana, a master’s in counseling and student services and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Memphis.

“Focusing on student success is a win-win for the college and our students,” notes Hagan. “It’s my goal to develop services and maintain the quality programs that are in place here.”


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