TNCC Board to Meet September 28

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The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Board will meet on Wednesday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 717 of TNCC’s Hampton III Building located at 525 Butler Farm Road. The Board’s Financial and Municipal Liaison Committee convenes at 5:00 p.m. in Room 719 and its Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Services Committee is not scheduled to meet.

At 6:30 p.m., a reception honoring TNCC President Alvin J. Schexnider takes place in the Hampton III Building. Dr. Schexnider leaves the presidency in October having led the College since late 2008.

The general Board meeting is open to the public in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

TNCC’s role is clear, its future strong

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On Oct. 1, I began an interim presidency at Thomas Nelson Community College. The opportunity to lead and restore a sense of normalcy and confidence to TNCC is a challenge I enthusiastically embrace.

I am no theologian, but I know that “without a vision the people perish.” In our parlance, the mariner would say, “No wind blows in the direction of a ship that has no port of call.” Students, faculty, staff, alumni and stakeholders believe in the mission of Thomas Nelson Community College. We are committed to building a stronger and more vibrant TNCC, and we are confident the future augurs well.

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Veteran Educator, Administrator Brings Vast Experience to TNCC

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) welcomes Alvin J. Schexnider, Ph.D., as interim president. The College’s current President Dr. Charles Taylor began a nine-month sabbatical on October 1  to assume a leadership role on a student access and student success research project critical to the next Virginia Community College System strategic plan.

Joining TNCC on October 1, Dr. Schexnider brings vast higher education experience to the College. His career as an administrator includes both interim and acting president positions at Norfolk State University as well as chancellorship at Winston-Salem State University. The veteran educator has also held faculty and administrative positions at Southern University, Syracuse University, The Federal Executive Institute, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Virginia Commonwealth University and Wake Forest University.

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Experienced Higher Education Leader Named Interim President of Thomas Nelson Community College

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Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges announced today that Dr. Alvin J. Schexnider will become the interim president of Thomas Nelson Community College at the beginning of October. “I have known and worked with Alvin Schexnider for seven years,” said DuBois.  “Simply put, he is an outstanding leader.”

With more than thirty years of experience in higher education, Schexnider has served as a faculty member and senior executive more than half a dozen institutions, including two in the commonwealth: Virginia Commonwealth University and Norfolk State University.

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