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Longwood University to host Higher Education-Workforce Development Summit for Southside

February 24, 2011

Longwood University

Longwood University will host a Higher Education-Workforce Development Summit for Southside on Wednesday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Golden Leaf Commons at the Southside Virginia Education Center in Greensville County.

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), the City of Emporia, Greensville County, and the Emporia-Greensville Industrial Development Corporation are co-hosting the event, which aims to study the area's higher education and workforce development needs. The summit will focus on Emporia and Greensville, Brunswick, and Sussex counties and will bring designated area leaders in business, government, and higher education together to discuss the role that SVCC and Longwood can play in providing education programs that will work toward local, sustainable economic development.

"Longwood University is ready to work with Emporia and Greensville County, in partnership with Southside Virginia Community College, to deliver high quality programs," said Dr. Anthony Koyzis, Longwood's dean of Graduate and Professional Studies.

SVCC's provost, Dr. John Sykes, added, "We at Southside Virginia Community College are most impressed at the commitment that Longwood University has to bringing the four-year programs to Greensville/Emporia and the surrounding area. We plan to do what is needed to enable students to complete their first two years with us before going on to the Longwood program of their choice."

Participants will include representatives from local schools, health care, and correctional institutions, as well as business leaders from area retail and manufacturing sectors. Representatives from the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, and the Mid-Atlantic Advanced Manufacturing Center also are invited to participate.