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Kimberly Beatty to oversee languages, mathematics and sciences

Kim Beatty

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Aug. 23, 2006) – Tidewater Community College’s Portsmouth Campus welcomes its newest dean, Kimberly Beatty, a former associate professor at Cypress College in California. She will serve as dean of languages, mathematics and sciences at the Portsmouth Campus.

An associate professor of English, composition, literature and critical thinking at Cypress College from 1996 to the present, Beatty developed and taught curriculum for African-American studies courses; worked closely with several college committees that spearheaded diversity involvement in the Cypress community, and won the Regina Standback-Stroud Award for commitment to diversity in higher education via the California Academic Senate, 2006.

Beatty earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Morgan State University and received her certification in education courses from Sojourner-Douglass College.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 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 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-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit