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$5 Million Grant Will Train Healthcare Workers

U.S. Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner recently announced the award of a $5 million federal grant to a public-private partnership of colleges, universities and hospitals in Hampton Roads and on the Peninsula to provide education, training and job placement assistance in the healthcare field. The U.S. Department of Labor competitive grant program targets healthcare jobs which are in demand and for which local employers have had to rely upon H-1B visas to hire foreign workers. The Hampton Roads Healthcare Workforce Partnership (HR-HWP) estimates [...]

Search Underway for Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

 Norfolk State University President Tony Atwater has launched a search for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. The provost is a key member of the senior leadership team and will serve as the University’s chief academic officer. NSU Chief of Staff Deborah Fontaine is chair of the search committee and will serve as a non-voting member. Named to the search committee are Carray Banks, chair, Department of Technology; Jean Braxton, dean, School of Education; Geoffroy de LaForcade, associate professor of history and [...]