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Dr. Ramona Cox named new VGCC Associate Vice President

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HENDERSON, NC (October 27, 2023) — Vance-Granville Community College is excited to welcome Ramona Cox, Ed.D., as its incoming Associate Vice President of Student Services.


Cox is a proven educational leader with over 20 years of professional experience in higher education administration and student/academic support services. In addition, Cox holds 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Having a background in both academic and student affairs administration has afforded her the opportunity to effectively bridge these two areas in support of student success efforts.


Cox comes to Vance-Granville from Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona, where she served as the Dean of Student Affairs. Prior to this position, she served as the Executive Director for the Department of Defense STARBASE Maxwell program in Alabama. STARBASE is a nationally recognized STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education program that serves underserved and/or underrepresented student populations across the nation.


Cox has held several senior administrator positions within higher education, including Dean of Faculty & Student Services for Florida’s Miami Dade College and Division Director of Arizona’s Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction (MCLI). During her time at Maricopa Community College, she and her team successfully supported the strategic efforts of ten college presidents, the Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and division administrators.


Cox previously spent more than a decade working at various North Carolina educational institutions, including the state’s public school and community college systems. In addition, she served as the Director of University - K-12 School Partnerships for North Carolina Central University and the Coordinator of Student Recruitment & Retention for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Education.


Cox holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as a post-master’s certificate in College Teaching & Adult Learning from the same institution. She also holds two master’s degrees, including a Master of Arts in Instruction & Curriculum from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Dr. Cox is expected to assume her role at Vance-Granville Community College on November 13.




About Vance-Granville Community College: Established in 1969, VGCC is one of the 58 institutions of the North Carolina Community College System. With a service area the size of Rhode Island, VGCC is the local source for higher education and training in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties. VGCC offers more than 40 curriculum programs, as well as Continuing Education, High School Equivalency, and Adult High School Diploma programs.


Contact: Courtney Cissel, Public Information Officer • 252-738-3484

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