Chancellor of Virginia’s community colleges to retire in summer 2022
Glenn DuBois is the longest-serving chancellor of Virginia Community College System
Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, will retire at the end of June 2022, he announced Tuesday.
DuBois was hired in July 2001 and is the longest-serving chancellor in VCCS history. He has led the system through three strategic plans and into a fourth.
“I announce this today knowing that with our new equity-focused strategic plan, Opportunity 2027, we are on the right track,” DuBois said in a statement, “and we are in very good hands. And I am excited – just as I’ve always been – by what we will accomplish by working together.”
The State Board for Community Colleges will conduct a national search to find the next chancellor.
“While I congratulate Glenn on a well-deserved retirement, I know that we have big shoes to fill,” Board chair N.L. Bishop said in a statement. “Thanks in large part to Glenn’s leadership, the Virginia Community College System is seen as a national leader.”
Recently, DuBois presided over community college name changes — like John Tyler Community College becoming Brightpoint Community College — after the VCCS requested that their colleges examine their school and building names in fall 2020.
Thursday, DuBois announced that students and employees will be required to wear masks while indoors at VCCS schools.
Before coming to Virginia, DuBois held executive roles in higher education such as the commissioner and CEO of what was then New Hampshire Community Technical Colleges and director of community colleges for the State University in New York.
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society presented DuBois with their State Community College Award of Distinction at its 2008 national convention.
DuBois has a doctorate in higher education administration, research and policy from the University of Massachusetts. He holds a master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University, a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and an associate of science degree from the State University of New York at Farmingdale.