Education Watch: Monday, December 11, 2017
11 December 2017
Kim Blosser, LFCC’s Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Shepherd University Assistant Provost for Academic Community Outreach, Virginia Hicks, allowing LFCC graduates in the associate of science program to seamlessly transfer into Shepherd’s bachelor’s of science in chemistry program. LFCC chemistry professors Sam Dillender and Ernest Grisdale worked hard on the joint venture, which will also see transfer students enjoy a significant discount on tuition. in a joint statement, they said it was “a win-win for our students, LFCC, and Shepherd University… Shepherd University will accept up to 72 credits, and can offer a
minimum of a 25-percent tuition discount.”
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Ten months after Cheryl Thompson-Stacy announced she would be retiring as president of Lord Fairfax Community College, the list of finalists to take her place is down to four. The candidates are Kimberly P. Blosser, LFCC’s vice president of academic and student affairs; Annesa Cheek, vice president for school and community partnerships at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio; Julie Leidig, campus provost for the Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College; and J. Michael Thomson, college vice president and eastern campus president of Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. The State Board for Community Colleges certified the four finalists from among 102
nationwide applicants; a series of forums open to the public will be held this month so that the candidates can introduce
themselves and answer questions.