Executive Director Search

On March 27, 2024, Dr. Betty Adams, Executive Director of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC), announced plans to retire from her position within the next 12 months. Read the announcement here.

The Executive Committee of the SVHEC Board of Trustees is leading the search for the agency’s next executive director. The members of the Executive Committee are:

  • Mr. Stanley Jeffress, Board Chair
  • Dr. Jeffrey Davis, Board Vice-Chair
  • Dr. Quentin Johnson
  • Ms. Sheri McGuire
  • Mr. Tom Raab

The committee is staffed by SVHEC Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Nettie Simon-Owens. For questions about the Executive Director’s search committee please email .
All public meetings and their related documents are posted to the Commonwealth Calendar.

Search Committee Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Handouts

May 10, 2024

June 5, 2024

July 9, 2024