Van C. Wilson

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Experience and Strategic Initiatives, VCCS

Dr. Van C. Wilson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Experience and Strategic Initiatives has over 35 years of experience in post-secondary education. He joined the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Academic Services & Research staff in January of 2013 and currently serves as the chief student services administrator for the system. This includes enrollment management, credit for prior learning, admissions, registration, student leadership, financial aid, veteran’s services, library services, the early alert system and the Virginia Education Wizard, the system’s on-line educational portal.   His current priorities includes working with VCCS colleges to accelerate educational attainment for military veterans by developing system-wide methodologies to evaluate and award academic credit for military educational experiences, the implementation of several system-wide technologies to support student success, teaching, and learning, and seeking system wide solutions to address student housing and food insecurity barriers.
Prior to joining the VCCS, Dr. Wilson served as Associate Vice President for Student Learning and Success for the North Carolina Community College System.  He also worked as Vice President for Student Services at Forsyth Community College located in Winston-Salem North Carolina and held leadership positions at Winston-Salem State University and Western Carolina University.