Alumni eNewsletter: Alumnus Sam Hill Appointed Community College Provost (Archives)

Sam Hill Named Provost at Woodbridge Campus
of Northern Virginia Community College

Dr. Samuel A. Hill, G-'76, assumed the provost's post at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) on Jan. 3, 2005. The provost is the chief operating officer of the campus, responsible for all academic and student services, as well as management of all campus operations.

In making the announcement, NVCC President Robert G. Templin Jr. said, "Dr. Hill has the kinds of academic and community experience that will help the College and the Woodbridge Campus be leaders in the Prince William County region. He will be a great addition to an already excellent Campus."

Hill was vice president for instruction and student services at Kankakee Community College, 50 miles south of Chicago. During his tenure at Kankakee, Hill has been involved with developing more than 15 new programs, the expansion of the corporate and continuing education division, three major building projects and the reorganization of student services. In addition, Hill provided leadership for the college's continuous quality improvement initiative.

Before joining Kankakee, Hill served as dean of instruction for the Lubbock Campus of South Plains College, a vocational/technical school offering over 40 degrees and certificates in manufacturing, technology, business and health care.

Prior to South Plains College, Hill was one of the founding staff members for the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas. His affiliation with the Institute began as director of counseling services. Two years later, he was appointed vice president and campus CEO, responsible for instructional programs, student services, facilities maintenance, legislative advocacy and funding.

Hill has a long history of community involvement. In Kankakee, he served on the board of directors for the United Way, Chamber of Commerce, YMCA and Riverside Medical Center. In Lubbock, he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce board of directors, the president of the Kiwanis Club of Southwest Lubbock and a member of the Lubbock Sister City Advisory Committee. In Big Spring, he was board member of the YMCA and the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce.

Hill holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Texas Tech University at Lubbock, a master's degree in counseling the deaf and hearing impaired from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor's degree in economics from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. He attended elementary and high school in Monrovia, Liberia.

Hill, age 54, and his wife, Lillian, have a 19-year-old daughter, Lisa. They plan to move from St. Anne, Ill., to the Woodbridge area soon.

As one of six campuses at NVCC, the Woodbridge Campus serves more than 9,000 students in credit and approximately 3,000 students in non-credit programs annually. The Campus has three academic divisions that provide offerings in transfer and occupational/technical programs, a comprehensive student development outreach program, and an entrepreneurial continuing education and workforce development area. The service area includes two major military bases, Quantico Marine Base and Fort Belvoir Army Base. The Campus employs approximately 80 full-time faculty, more than 160 adjunct faculty and about 60 staff members.

Dr. Gordon Cook has served as interim provost since February. In January, Cook will return to his position as Director of Learning Resource Services, a post he has held for three decades.

Posted: 14 Jan 2005

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