Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), will speak at Rappahannock Community College’s 39th commencement, which is scheduled for May 13 at 6:30 p.m. on the school’s Warsaw campus. Since taking the reins in 2001, Dubois has led the 23-college system through a period of unprecedented enrollment increases and unprecedented cuts in state operating funds, according to RCC spokesperson Tom Martin.
Under DuBois, the VCCS created and completed its first strategic plan, "Dateline 2009." Martin said the VCCS has also signed groundbreaking guaranteed-transfer agreements with 30 public and private universities, and has become Virginia’s leading provider of workforce development services under DuBois’s tenure.
DuBois came to Virginia with a record of leadership in higher education. His previous positions include those of commissioner and CEO of the New Hampshire Community Technical College System, as well as director of community colleges for the State University of New York.
A SUNY graduate, DuBois earned an associate of science degree in police science from its Farmingdale campus; a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University; a master’s degree in juvenile justice and criminology from Eastern Kentucky University, and a doctorate in higher education administration, research, and policy from the University of Massachusetts.