Professional Development

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Professional Development

The Virginia Community College System Office of Professional Development (OPD) provides a cutting edge professional development program for faculty, staff and administrative leaders who lead and support student success efforts across Virginia’s 23 colleges, with 40 campus locations throughout the state of Virginia. 

OPD aims to achieve the highest system-wide standards for excellence in professional development, providing a strategic, long-term vision and pedagogically advanced, culturally inspired, and academically rigorous programming that drives faculty and institutional excellence in Virginia’s Community Colleges. 

OPD programs serve more than 2,000 full-time faculty, 9,000 adjunct faculty, and 3,000 classified staff, providing a robust, multi-faceted professional development program that supports outstanding teaching and learning; addresses the diverse needs and expectations of educators; explores the intersection of innovative technologies with classroom and student success; and resolves pressing workforce development, business and community demands.

Professional Development Team

Shauna Davis / sdavis@vccs.edu / (804) 819-4795
Executive Director Student Success Center, Office of Professional Development

Nancy Harris / nharris@vccs.edu / (804) 819-4687
Programs Manager

Sandy Gharib / sgharib@vccs.edu / (804) 819-4966
Coordinator, Learning & Development

Jenese Reid Thomas / jthomas@vccs.edu /
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