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Contact: Kirsten Nelson(804)225-2627


For Immediate Release

January 7, 2010

SCHEV Announces Agenda for January 11-12 Meetings

RICHMOND — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will discuss productivity in higher education at 3:00 pm on Monday, January 11, 2010 in the West Reading Room of the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond. Higher education leaders will discuss how to achieve state and institutional, goals with reduced financial and human resources. Speakers include Dewayne Matthews, the Vice President for Policy and Strategy at the Lumina Foundation; Sam Jones, the Vice President for Finance at the College William and Mary; Pat Cummins, the President of the Virginia AAUP and a Professor of French at Virginia Commonwealth University; Glenn DuBois, the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System; and Judy Hample, the President of the University of Mary Washington.

SCHEV will hold a regular business meeting on Tuesday, January 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SCHEV’s main conference room on the 9th floor of the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street in Richmond. Following remarks from Donald Finley of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council, the Council will discuss the annual report on private and out-of-state postsecondary education, as well as the results of SCHEV’s study of access providers.

The Council will take action on proposed education-related measures for Longwood University to achieve Level II authority under the Higher Education Restructuring Act, the provisional certification of Nichols College, and domicile guidelines. Action will also be taken on several consent agenda items, including an extension of preliminary approval of George Mason University’s Loudon site.

SCHEV is the Commonwealth’s coordinating body for Virginia’s system of higher education. The agency provides policy guidance and budget recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly, and is a resource for information on Virginia colleges and universities on higher education issues. Agenda materials for the SCHEV meeting are available at

For more information, contact Kirsten Nelson, Director of Government Relations and Communications, at or (804)225-2627.


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