PHCC, New College working together

December 14, 2004

Bulletin Staff Writer

Officials from Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) and the proposed New College of Virginia (NCV) are collaborating on how the two institutions could work together if the four-year college comes to the area.

At PHCC's board meeting Monday, dean for student development services Jeff Porter told the board that he and six other PHCC officials and two or three officials from NCV have established an initial planning group to act as an advisory committee and to "learn from one another." He said the committee plans to organize subcommittees to study issues such as sharing of resources between the two institutions and assessing current curricula to make sure PHCC college credits would transfer to NCV.

Porter said the group has had two official meetings, but members have been doing a lot of work over the telephone. He said their next meeting will be in either late January or early February.

"We're very optimistic on where this is going to take us," Porter said. "Our focus is that our students are taken care of."

PHCC President Max F. Wingett said PHCC's "intent" on working with NCV "is so our students can transfer in" to NCV.


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