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Va. CC System Will Do Another Search for Chancellor

June 15, 2022

The Virginia Community College System, which hired a new chancellor in March over the objections of Governor Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, will conduct another search for chancellor after all.

The board of the system announced Monday that Russell Kavalhuna, whom it hired in March, but who has yet to take office, has agreed to negotiate an agreement to stay at Henry Ford College, in Michigan.

“We are disappointed, of course,” said NL Bishop, chair of the Virginia community college board. “Russ is an outstanding educator and leader in workforce development. We were looking forward to his joining us, but we respect his intent to remain in Michigan. We wish him well.”

Glenn DuBois is retiring at the end of this month after 21 years leading the Virginia system. While the board prepares to launch a national search to select the next permanent chancellor, it has named Sharon Morrissey to serve as interim chancellor. Morrissey is currently the system’s senior vice chancellor for academic and workforce programs.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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