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Michelle Woodhouse of Chesapeake joins TCC

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – (July 18, 2006) – Tidewater Community College has named Michelle W. Woodhouse dean for social sciences and public services at the Virginia Beach Campus. Woodhouse, a Chesapeake resident, brings to the post nearly two decades of experience as a teacher and administrator in both secondary and post-secondary schools.

In her previous position she served as director of continuing education and professional studies and director of Norfolk State University at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center. She oversaw eight academic programs, working closely with faculty and staff to develop and implement credit and non-credit programs responsive to community workforce needs. She also established partnerships with businesses, school systems and other community agencies.

Woodhouse holds a bachelor of science from Virginia Commonwealth University, a master’s in urban education from Norfolk State University, and a doctor of education in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.


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