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Southern Virginia Higher Education Center Board of Trustees

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  • Description: To encourage the expansion of higher education, including adult and continuing education, associate, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs in the region, and foster partnerships between the public and private sectors to enhance higher education in the region; to coordinate the development and delivery of continuing education programs offered by those educational institutions serving the region; to facilitate the delivery of teacher training programs leading to licensure and graduate degrees; to serve as a resource and referral center by maintaining and disseminating information on existing educational programs and resources; and to develop, in coordination with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, specific goals for higher education in Southside Virginia.
  • Staff Contact:

    Dr. Betty H. Adams, Executive Director, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, 820 Bruce Street, South Boston, VA, 24592, (434) 572-5440,

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable Daniel W. Marshall III
The Honorable Thomas C. Wright Jr.
The Honorable Schuyler T. VanValkenburg, Alternate
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable L. Louise Lucas
The Honorable Frank M. Ruff Jr., Alternate
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
Nancy Talley Alternate Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
7 Citizens Governor  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
Peter Blake Director, State Council of Higher Education
David Doré Chancellor, Virginia Community College System
Dr. Jacqueline Gill Powell President, Danville Community College
W. Taylor Reveley IV President, Longwood University
Dr. Quentin R. Johnson President, Southside Virginia Community College
Additional Members: Nancy Talley, Serving as alternate for Senator

Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 3 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 2 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 7
Max # Ex Officio: 5
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