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VCCS chancellor feted at retirement

“Glenn DuBois is a living example of what community colleges can and should and will do for people,” said Sen. Mark Warner as he headlined a bill of leaders from government and business who paid tribute to the man who has led Virginia’s Community Colleges for the past 21 years.

More than 300 people gathered on May 21 at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond to honor Glenn DuBois, who has served longer than any other chancellor since the system was founded in 1966, on the occasion of his retirement.

“In our time, some people wonder whether our American democracy can survive, and whether the system we’ve all taken for granted for so long can endure,” said Sen. Warner, who was Virginia’s governor during DuBois’s first years at the VCCS. “There are challenges from the far right and far left. But one of the things that makes our democracy strong is that people get educated and gain the knowledge and skills they need to have better lives. Glenn DuBois has been at the forefront of...

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