Education 2023: DAVID DORÉ
CHANCELLOR, VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM, CHESTERFIELD COUNTY
A newcomer to Virginia, Doré arrived in April as the Virginia Community College System’s new chancellor. It was quite the jump in scale from Doré’s previous role as president of campuses and executive vice chancellor for student experience and workforce development at Tucson, Arizona-based Pima Community College, which serves about 30,000 students. At VCCS, he oversees 23 colleges with 40 campuses and more than 200,000 students.
Doré, who calls community colleges “the most transformative organizations in this country,” has worked in higher education for over 30 years. As a former high school teacher, he once took his students on a field trip to meet PBS icon Mister Rogers.
A first-generation college graduate from Pennsylvania, Doré has a doctorate from Pepperdine University in California, an MBA from Georgetown University, and master’s degrees from Boston College and Santa Clara University. In 2017-18, he was a Rising Presidents Fellow in the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program. Doré serves on the American Technical Education Association’s board.
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