Superintendent Dr. Jeffery Smith appointed by Governor to State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Hampton City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeffery Smith has been appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to a four-year term on the State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). His term will be July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025.
Smith shared, “It is an honor to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia as a member of SCHEV. I look forward to continuing the mission of ensuring young people have the opportunities to further their higher education as a part of their life’s journey.”
Information about SCHEV from its website
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the Commonwealth's coordinating body for higher education. SCHEV was established by the Governor and General Assembly in 1956. Then as now, their mission, which is outlined in the Code of Virginia, is “to advocate and promote the development and operation of an educationally and economically sound, vigorous, progressive, and coordinated system of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and to lead state-level strategic planning and policy development and implementation based on research and analysis …. The Council shall also seek to facilitate collaboration among institutions of higher education that will enhance quality and create operational efficiencies and shall work with institutions of higher education and their boards on board development.”
To fulfill their mission, SCHEV makes higher education public policy recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly in such areas as capital and operating budget planning, enrollment projections, institutional technology needs, and student financial aid. SCHEV administers a variety of educational programs that benefit students, faculty, parents, and taxpayers. SCHEV serves as a catalyst to promote greater access, quality, affordability, and accountability throughout the system. SCHEV also helps policymakers, college administrators, and other concerned leaders work cooperatively and constructively to advance educational excellence.
To view the full press release from the Virginia Department of Education, click here.