LEGISLATIVE EXPERT JOINS TCC
Virginia Beach resident appointed
director of government and community relations
– (June 25, 2004) – Tidewater Community College announces
the appointment of David S. Redmond as director
of government and community relations.
Most recently Redmond served as executive director of Smart Region
Hampton Roads, a non-profit community and economic development project
of Hampton Roads Partnership, Norfolk. He worked with leaders in
business, government and education from across the region promoting
initiatives to enhance the region’s economic competitiveness
and improve its quality of life.
Redmond has extensive experience in legislative communications,
with 14 years devoted to Congressional work in Washington, D.C.
He began his career as a legislative correspondent for Congressman
G. William Whitehurst and went on to be assistant press secretary
and legislative assistant to Congressman Wally Herger, press secretary
to Congressman Robert F. (Bob) Smith, chief of staff for Congressman
Wes Cooley, communications director for the House of Representatives’
Committee on Agriculture, and chief of staff for Congresswoman Sue
“Mr. Redmond will be a marvelous addition to the TCC administrative
team, particularly in our outreach to the many constituencies we
serve,” says TCC President Deborah DiCroce. “And his
local roots as a graduate of Cox High School and the College of
William and Mary are certain to be a value-added.”
His professional accomplishments include being named a 2003 SunTrust
Foundation Fellow, Thomas C. Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership,
University of Virginia; serving as a member of the Task Force on
E-Communities, Governor’s Commission on Information Technology,
Virginia; and receiving a 2000-2001 Leadership Hampton Roads award,
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.
Redmond resides with his wife, Kathleen, and daughter, Jill Elizabeth,
in Virginia Beach.
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 nationís 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks
among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. 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 the theater district
in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth
and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three
percent of the regionís residents attending a college or university
in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.