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TCC APPOINTS NEW INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTOR
Data-management veteran takes the reins from retiring director

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – May 28, 2010 – Tidewater Community College President Deborah M. DiCroce announces the appointment of Curtis K. Aasen as director of institutional effectiveness, beginning June 1.

Aasen takes the reins from Lisa Kleiman, who served TCC for over 30 years, developing the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) to become a leading example in the state and beyond. TCC’s OIE manages and analyzes institutional information to include mandated reporting at federal and state levels and data analyses to support decision making across the college.

For the past 10 years, Aasen, a Norfolk resident, has served in OIE, initially as a programmer and analyst and, since 2005, as the associate director. Prior to joining TCC, he worked as an engineer with firms supporting the U.S. Navy and other Department of Defense agencies on electronic and computer systems engineering projects. He also served as computer systems and database manager for the Virginia Department of World Trade.

“Mr. Aasen has an outstanding understanding of the role of the institutional effectiveness function in a community college,” says DiCroce.“I am most confident that he is the right person to take what is already a superb Office of Institutional Effectiveness to the next level in advancing the interests of TCC and those we serve.”

A former NASA Graduate Research Fellow, Aasen has held adjunct teaching faculty appointments at TCC, Paul D. Camp Community College and Old Dominion University. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and a MBA from ODU where he also completed coursework for a doctorate in engineering management.

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Laurie White
Communications
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - will serve a projected 46,000 students in 2009-10. The 15th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was 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 Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six 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.

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