Interim Studies & Commission Listings

New College Institute

  • Description: Seek to diversify the region's economy by engaging the resources of other institutions of higher education, public and private bodies, and organizations of the region and state. Serve as a catalyst for economic and community transformation by leveraging and brokering resources that support economic diversity. Facilitate development of the technology and trained workforce necessary for new economic enterprises to flourish, using the resources available from collaborating educational institutions. Expand educational opportunities in the region by providing access to degree-granting programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, through partnerships with private and public institutions of higher education, the public schools, and public and private sectors. Encourage and coordinate the development and delivery of degree programs and other credit and noncredit courses with a focus on statewide and regional critical shortage areas as well as the needs of industry. This shall include needed adult education and workforce training. Serve as a resource and referral center by maintaining and disseminating information on existing educational programs, research, and university outreach and technology resources.
  • Staff Contact:

    Christina Reed (276-403-5602) or Melany Stowe (276-403-5623), New College of Virginia
    29 Jones Street, Martinsville, VA 24112 (276) 403-5602 and (276) 403-5623,

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable Wren M. Williams
Vacancy (Murphy, The Honorable Kathleen J.) Speaker of the House  
Vacancy (Adams, The Honorable Leslie R. (Les)) Speaker of the House  
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable William M. Stanley Jr.
Vacancy (Hanger, The Honorable Emmett W. Jr.) Senate Committee on Rules  
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
7 Citizens Governor  
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 3 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 2 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 10
Max # Ex Officio: 0
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