President Broderick elected board chair of Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher EdThe Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education board of directors elected Old Dominion University President John R. Broderick as board chairman at a meeting on April 14.
He succeeds Douglas W. Boyce, the president of Paul D. Camp Community College, who served as chair for the past three years and will retire as president of the college at the end of June.
"I and the members of the board are very pleased President Broderick agreed to serve as chairman," said Lawrence G. Dotolo, consortium president. "I have known him for a number of years, and have always been impressed with his strong interest in promoting cooperation among the institutions in the Hampton Roads area."
Commenting on his election, Broderick, whose term begins July 1, said, "I am looking forward to working with the other institutions. I see the consortium as an important vehicle to enhance cooperation, especially in a time of dwindling resources for higher education."
The Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, formed in 1973, has as its primary mission the promotion of regional cooperation in higher education. The 15 institutions that comprise the consortium are involved in a multitude of cooperative programs, including cross-registration, library borrowing, security and emergency preparedness, access to higher education, faculty development, civic engagement and service learning, international education and VTC-TV, the higher education digital cable channel.
The members of the consortium are Christopher Newport University, the College of William and Mary, Eastern Shore Community College, Eastern Virginia Medical School, ECPI College of Technology, Hampton University, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Paul D. Camp Community College, Regent University, Thomas Nelson Community College, Tidewater Community College, Troy University and Virginia Wesleyan College, plus affiliate members Cox Communications and WHRO.
This article was posted on: April 19, 2010
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