Lance R. Collins currently serves as Cornell’s dean of engineering
Lance R. Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell University, has been selected as the first vice president and executive director of Virginia Tech’s $1 billion Innovation Campus, which is set to open in Alexandria’s North Potomac Yard area in the fall. He will join Virginia Tech as of Aug. 1. The Innovation
Virginia universities are getting ready for Amazon.com Inc.’s arrival, which will require the schools to produce thousands of computer scientists and engineers during the next two decades. In November, Gov. Ralph Northam announced the Tech Talent Investment Program, which allocates $16.6 million to 11 state colleges and universities to help graduate 31,000 more computer science
San Francisco tech company connects college students with job and internship listings
James Madison University has partnered with San Francisco-based jobs listings tech company Handshake to produce a live feed of job and internship opportunities on its website, JMU announced Tuesday. Although more than 900 colleges and universities use Handshake, JMU says it’s the first school in the nation to fully integrate Handshake into its website, making
Christian university has state's largest enrollment, with 94,000+ online students
Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposal to cut Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) aid for online students would negatively impact more than 2,000 students per year at Liberty University alone, the state’s largest university by enrollment stated in a news release issued Friday. Currently being considered by the new Democratic-majority General Assembly, the governor’s proposed budget calls
Jason Good attended EMU and held several previous positions with the university.
Eastern Mennonite University has named Jason Good as vice president for innovation and student recruitment — a new position for the private liberal arts university in Harrisonburg, EMU announced Monday. He will start on Jan. 27. Good, an EMU graduate who formerly worked as the university’s director of admissions, most recently served as director of
The new School of Communication and the Arts has more than 2,000 students.
Liberty University’s School of Communication and Digital Content and its School of Visual and Performing Arts are merging to create the School of Communication and the Arts, Liberty announced Friday. The newly combined school has more than 2,000 students and offer residential and online programs. Dean Scott Hayes will oversee residential students and Dean Kevin
U.Va., Virginia Tech and VCU earned top 10 spots in U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs rankings.
Online degrees from three Virginia universities were cited in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development was ranked third in the nation for online master’s in education programs. Master’s degrees offered through the online program include administration and supervision; curriculum
Stephen Laster previously worked for McGraw-Hill Education and Harvard Business School.
Reston-based higher education software company Ellucian has named Stephen Laster as its chief product officer, the company announced Friday. Ellucian provides products for higher education such as student information systems, data analytics tools and graduation-tracking platforms for more than 2,700 customers. Laster will lead product direction and strategy and oversee the research and development organizations.
Gift from D.C.-based philanthropists Bill and Joanne Conway is the largest in the nursing school’s history.
The University of Virginia’s School of Nursing announced Thursday that it has received its largest-ever gift. The $20 million donation from Washington, D.C.-area billionaire philanthropist William E. “Bill” Conway Jr. and his wife Joanne will support the enrollment of more than 1,000 nursing students during the next 10 years. The gift is intended to support
Commonwealth has a goal of being the best-educated state by 2030.
Virginia awarded a record number of bachelor’s degrees to college and university graduates in 2018-2019, awarding 122,168 degrees and postsecondary certificates — a roughly 50% increase from a decade ago, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) announced Friday. Of the degrees awarded, 86,325 — more than 70% — were earned by in-state