maceThe College operates under policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and a Local College Board. The institution is financed primarily by State funds supplemented by contributions from the participating localities.

Local Board Members
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Buchanan County

Ms. Peggy Lowe
Ms. Pauline Casey
Ms. Pamela Hinkle

Dickenson County

Mrs. Judy Compton

Russell County

Mr. Robert E. “Bob” Taylor, Chair
Mrs. Rita Jo Banner
Mr. Lynn Keene

Tazewell County

Mr. Erik Robinson
Ms. Kathleen B. Payne
Dr. Tom Conley


Southwest Virginia Community College, a part of the Virginia vccs_logo_largeCommunity College System, is approved by the State Board for Community Colleges and by the Virginia Community College System. The associate degree curricula of the College have also been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

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The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404.679.4501 to award the associate degree.

See the Council for Higher Education Database of Accredited Institutions for the listing for this institution.

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