President's Office | Thomas Nelson Community College

President's Office

For nearly fifty years, Thomas Nelson has been carrying out its comprehensive mission to provide residents of the Virginia Peninsula with readily available and affordable access to the benefits of higher education and preparation for careers. The College has made a difference for countless individuals who have been able to realize their aspirations for a better life for themselves and their families.

Many students come to us to complete the first two years of baccalaureate education and then transfer to one of the many universities in Virginia with whom we have Guaranteed Admissions Agreements. Many others seek direct entrance into careers through one of our applied degree, certificate, or workforce training programs that are closely tied to the needs of business and industry on the Peninsula and in greater Hampton Roads. Classes are offered at our Hampton campus, Historic Triangle campus, and Southeast Higher Education Center, as well as on military bases, at local high schools through dual enrollment, and at a number of other off-campus sites. In addition, many classes are conveniently offered online.

Thomas Nelson faculty and staff carry out our mission with deep commitments to excellence, to the success of our students, and to strengthening the social, economic, and cultural fabric of our community. We believe that all benefit when each person has the opportunity to realize his or her full potential for educational attainment and career advancement.


John T. Dever