Quentin Johnson

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) received $216,804 in operational support from the Greensville County Board of Supervisors. 

Quentin Johnson, the president, proposed a partnership between Greensville County and Emporia to make SVCC stronger.

In the proposal, SVCC requested $72,268 annually for three years at a total of $216,804 in operational support funds. This will be divided between Greensville County and Emporia. Each will pay $108,402 over three years beginning January 2020. 

Virginia community college enrollment declines, but SVCC remains strong, vibrant and proud. 

“What we are dealing with is a historic enrollment decline,” Johnson said.

A national community college enrollment crisis struck. Enrollment peaked in 2010, and since then community college enrollment decreased by more than 1 million students nationally from 2010 to 2017. 

FTE’s, full-time equivalency, makeup SVCC’s budget. Between 2011 and 2019 SVCC’s FTE’s have been on budget and decreased by 45%. SVCC serves 10 counties.

Greensville County’s SVCC offers long-term enrollment. In 2010 568 students were enrolled and from 2018 to 2019 185 students were enrolled. 

To read the entire article pick up the Dec. 4, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.