Dr. Sharon Morrissey serves as the Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and Research in the Virginia Community College System. She is leading initiatives to close the achievement gap for underrepresented populations and increase student completion in programs of study that prepare them to succeed in careers or further education.
Prior to joining the VCCS, Dr. Morrissey served as the Executive Vice President for Programs and Chief Academic Officer for the North Carolina Community College System. Dr. Morrissey led several system-wide student success initiatives and a revision of NC’s statewide articulation agreement between the 58 community colleges and 16 public universities to ensure transfer students’ success.
Dr. Morrissey has previously served as President of Richmond Community College, Vice President for Instruction at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, and Vice President for Academic and Student Services at Fayetteville Technical Community College.