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TCC announces new Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Stan Turbeville has been named vice president of Institutional Advancement at Tidewater Community College. He brings 25 years of leadership experience to the position, which includes the TCC Educational Foundation, public relations and marketing, grants management, alumni relations and college events.

A first-generation college student, Turbeville grew up with few resources on his family’s farm in North Carolina. Today, as a higher education professional, Turbeville is paying it forward to the next generation of students in need.

“Education changed my life,” Turbeville said. “I’m passionate about education and community college and want to be sure that students in need have the same opportunities as others.”

As the college’s lead fundraiser, Turbeville credits TCC for pivoting during the COVID-19 pandemic to focus on scholarships and helping students with basic needs such as child care and technology.

“The needs have grown steadily, and we are ramping up our efforts to ensure students with few means have access to higher education,” he said.

Prior to joining TCC, Turbeville was vice president of college advancement for James Sprunt Community College in North Carolina. He also worked as director of marketing and public information for Guilford Technical Community College, where he served on the crisis communications team.

Turbeville holds a doctorate in leadership studies from North Carolina A&T State University; a master of business administration from High Point University; a master of arts in English; and a bachelor’s in human resources management from East Carolina University. He also has certifications in crisis management from Harvard University and is a Professional Certified Marketer with the American Marketing Association.

To reach Turbeville, email him at