New chair named for State Board for Community Colleges
Dorcas Helfant-Browning of Virginia Beach has been named chair of the State Board for Community Colleges.
She will serve a one-year term. Helfant-Browning previously was vice chair.
She was appointed to the State Board by Gov. Tim Kaine in 2009 and was reappointed in 2011 by Gov. Bob McDonnell.
She previously served eight years, including three terms as chair on the Tidewater Community College local board. She currently serves as liaison to both Tidewater and Paul D. Camp community colleges.
The Virginia Community College System includes 23 community colleges on 40 campuses across the commonwealth.