Thomas Nelson Community College Celebrates the Inauguration of President John T. Dever (Video)

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Thomas Nelson Community College inaugurated President John T. Dever on Friday, October 12 before an audience of more than 300 students, faculty, staff, TNCC retirees, and dignitaries from throughout Virginia. Featuring Sen. Thomas Norment Jr. (R-James City County) and VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois as speakers, the ceremony took place on the Hampton campus in Templin Hall’s Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium.

Having taught English at TNCC from 1975-1995, Dr. Dever selected a quote from Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as the theme – “something of great constancy.” Sen. Norment called Dr. Dever a man of unwavering passion for higher education and an advocate for community colleges. Referring to Dr. Dever as “a teacher’s teacher,” Dr. DuBois presented TNCC’s eighth president with the traditional symbols of the president’s office – a gavel and medallion.

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College Board’s Presidential Evaulation Committee Meets April 13

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The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Board’s Presidential Evaluation Committee will meet on Friday, April 13 at 12 p.m. in the President’s Office, Harrison Hall, on the Hampton campus.

The Committee will meet in closed session in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, §2.2-371.A to discuss specific personnel matters of the College.

College Board’s Presidential Evaluation Committee to Meet

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The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Board’s Presidential Evaluation Committee will meet on Monday, April 2 at 12 p.m. in the College Board Room, Moore Hall, on the Hampton campus.

The Committee will meet in closed session in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, §2.2-371.A to discuss specific personnel matters of the College.

For more information about the College’s Local Board, visit www.tncc.edu.

 

Daily Press: New president’s career goes full-circle

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For seven years, Newport News resident John Dever zipped up and down Interstate 95 to his job at Northern Virginia Community College. This fall, his weekly commute ended as he moved into the president’s office at Thomas Nelson Community College.

His new job is not just closer to home — it’s also a homecoming. Dever, 65, is returning to the place he launched his community college career. He started at TNCC in 1975 as an English instructor.

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.

John T. Dever Selected to Become the Next President of Thomas Nelson Community College

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Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS) announced today that Dr. John T. Dever will become the president of Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) at the beginning of October.

Dever’s career as a community college educator began in the English department of Thomas Nelson in 1975. He has worked at Blue Ridge Community College and Tidewater Community College. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Services at Northern Virginia Community College.

“John Dever began his career at Thomas Nelson Community College with a lot of energy, excitement and engagement in the college’s campus life,” said DuBois. “Returning to Thomas Nelson, as the college’s new president, completes the circle for this hard-working and deeply respected community college leader. I’m excited for both John and the college.”

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