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DR. TERRY L. JONES
APPOINTED ACTING PROVOST OF
TCC’S PORTSMOUTH CAMPUS
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Dec. 10, 2003 – Terry
L. Jones, Ph.D., a Portsmouth resident for 32 years, has been appointed
acting provost of Tidewater Community College’s Portsmouth Campus
effective Jan. 1, 2004. Jones currently serves as the associate
vice president for college transfer education. He will assume the
position presently held by Dr. Sam Lamb, who will transition to
the teaching faculty this spring.
At TCC, a provost serves
as the chief administrative and academic/student affairs officer
for each of the college’s four campuses. Reporting to the college
president, the provosts are responsible for all facets of operation
for their respective campuses.
“Dr. Jones has provided impressive
and visionary leadership during the past seven years within TCC’s
Division of Academic and Student Affairs,” says Deborah M. DiCroce,
president of Tidewater Community College. “His experience and expertise
make him ideally suited to assume the campus helm as we strengthen
our founding campus and its role in serving our students and the
“Indeed, this is a critical
point for TCC-Portsmouth in view of planning for the proposed new
campus in the Victory Crossing Business Park in Portsmouth,” adds
DiCroce. The new campus would start with 160,000 square feet with
total expansion potential of 300,000 square feet on 40 acres. It
could, ultimately, serve 14,000 students each year.
Jones’ leadership roles at
TCC include his present position as associate vice president for
college transfer education and, previously, dean of instruction
and student services, and chairman of the Portsmouth Campus Division
of Humanities and Social Sciences. His 32-year career at TCC also
includes serving as a history professor for 16 years.
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Tidewater Community College is the second
largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia,
enrolling more than 34,000 students annually. The 37th largest in
the nation's 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the
50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1958 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 the theater district in downtown
Norfolk and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach.
Forty-three percent of the region's residents attending a college
or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.
For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.
Media Contact: Laurie White, Chief Communications