Gov. Mills Godwin creates the VCCS, financed by the state’s first ever sales tax. Two colleges open, serving 7,500 students.
J. Sargeant Reynolds is the 23rd and final community college to open.
Dual Enrollment begins, allowing high school students to earn community college credit for particular classes.
VCCS begins offering online classes.
The Virginia General Assembly tasks the VCCS with coordinating workforce training at the postsecondary level.
VCCS Middle College begins as a recovery program helping high school dropouts earn postsecondary credentials.
VCCS and Virginia Tech sign the first ever guaranteed admissions agreement for community college graduates.
VCCS Career Coaches begin working in high schools to help students create career and college plans, and convince more students to go to college.
VCCS begins Great Expectations to counter the low numbers of former foster care youth who enroll in and graduate from college.
The Governor signs into law, a measure to expand Dual Enrollment offerings into every Virginia high school.