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TCC NAMES DEAN OF BUSINESS, SOCIAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC SERVICES

FOR NORFOLK CAMPUS

NORFOLK, Va. Ė (Aug. 24, 2004) Ė Tidewater Community College has named Jimmy L. Peterson to the position of Norfolk Campus academic dean for business, social science and public services, effective Aug. 30. †

Currently, Peterson serves as a consultant for Milwaukee Public Schools and the Workforce Development Center at North Milwaukee State Bank. He previously served as interim vice president of academic and student service affairs at North Hennepin Community College and as the chief academic officer for Longview Community College and Penn Valley Community College in the Metropolitan Community College District in Kansas City. Prior to that, he served as a department head for sociology and worked five years in student services.

Dr. Peterson has been actively involved in his community and received numerous awards and acknowledgements. He holds a bachelorís degree in sociology from Alabama State University; a masterís degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin; a Ph.D. in educational administration and supervision from the University of Michigan; and has completed postdoctoral study in college management at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

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Laurie White
Media Relations
757-822-1085

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.

 
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