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For Immediate Release

State Board Committee to Certify Finalists for New River Community College Presidency


RICHMOND – A committee of the State Board for Community Colleges will meet on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 12:15 p.m. at the VCCS System Office at 300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200, Richmond, VA to certify a panel of finalists under consideration to become the next President of New River Community College (NRCC).

Dr. Charlie White is serving as the college’s interim president. Dr. Jack Lewis, the college’s fifth president, retired in December after serving the college for more than 42 years, including 17 as president.

The national search to find New River’s next permanent president has attracted more than 90 applicants. The finalists certified by the Board will each spend a day on campus in April to meet with faculty, staff, students and community members.

New River Community College, which opened in 1969, is a comprehensive community college located in the New River Valley of Virginia, serving an estimated 4,500 students in the counties of Montgomery, Floyd, Pulaski and Giles, and the city of Radford.

About Virginia’s Community Colleges: Since 1966, Virginia’s Community Colleges have given everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened. By making higher education and workforce training available in every part of Virginia, we elevate all of Virginia. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve more than 252,000 students each year. For more information, please visit

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