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Tidewater Community College Board seeks input in search for new president

The search process to select the next president of Tidewater Community College is now underway. In the coming months, a nationwide search will be conducted by the TCC College Board and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

The TCC Board invites the community to participate in a survey to help identify the most pivotal challenges and opportunities facing TCC over the next three to five years. The brief survey can be accessed here or found on the TCC homepage.

All responses will be strictly anonymous. The survey will be available for input through Saturday, April 27, at 5 p.m.

The results of the survey will become part of the criteria used by the TCC Board and the VCCS in their nationwide search to identify and select the next TCC president.

TCC scholarship honors former President Kolovani

The Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation announced that an endowed scholarship has been established in the name of President Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani, who retired from the college on June 30.

The college-wide scholarship was funded through gifts from the TCC College Board, the boards of the Educational Foundation and Real Estate Foundation, and college leadership.

President Kolovani received the surprise announcement on June 28 at the annual Joint Board Reception, which honors outgoing board members and incoming chairs. She also was presented with a joint board resolution recognizing her six years of service to the college.

She has requested that the endowment go toward any need-based scholarship request “so that the fund can have the greatest impact on our students.”

Donations are still being accepted for the scholarship at For more information, contact Alexandra Rice at 757-822-1647 or