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Craig Herndon, Ph.D.

Craig Herndon, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development Service
Virginia Community College System
Craig Herndon, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development Services

Virginia Community College System

Craig Herndon, Ph.D., serves as Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development Services for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) where he provides leadership to workforce training programs and services consumed by more than 250,000 participants annually at 23 colleges on 40 campuses. As the Chief Workforce Development officer, Herndon has helped to align the strategic vision of workforce development at Virginia’s Community Colleges and the Commonwealth’s 15 workforce investment boards, for which the VCCS acts as the state administrator, in the shared pursuit of increased credential attainment, increased employment attainment, and enhanced services to businesses.

Prior to assuming his current role, Herndon served as the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for the VCCS where he led the development of the national and state award-winning Virginia Education Wizard, which has been used by more than 1,000,000 Virginians in planning for careers and college. Herndon also served on staff at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia where he advised the State Council on student learning assessment policy, university research policy, and college transfer policy. Herndon was selected as an Associate of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education just after earning a doctorate in educational policy from Virginia Tech, where he studied the economic value of higher education.

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