Release Date: 01/25/2022


CVCC Fills Key Community Positions

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) recently filled two important positions relating to community outreach and student life.  CVCC welcomes Ms. Nadine Greene-Hicks as its new Community Connections Coordinator and Mr. Lee Tookes as the college Coordinator of Student Life.  

CVCC President Dr. John Capps commented, “We are so glad to have Nadine and Lee in these key positions. We want to ensure our students have the resources they need to succeed, as well as the necessary student activities to establish a fulfilling college life connection.”

Both Greene-Hicks and Tookes are filling vacancies of previously created positions at CVCC.

Ms. Greene-Hicks has worked in the human services field since 2013.  Her first public service job was at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional facility as a correctional officer. She then transitioned to working as a Life Skills Coach with Intercept Youth Services. After earning her bachelor’s degree in 2017, she had an opportunity to work with child-welfare services in the Virginia counties of Henrico, Pittsylvania, and Sussex County. Nadine earned an A.A.S. degree from Danville Community College and then transferred to Old Dominion University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services.

Of her experience Hicks said, “My passion for working with people originated from the influence I had growing up. I was surrounded by a team of people who helped to support me in my youth and into adulthood. I think it is vital to have a support network in place to help us have a smooth ride on this vehicle called life. I am excited to be in a position where I can be a supporter for our students by breaking barriers, promoting the power of knowledge, and emphasizing the importance of higher education in our communities.”

As the new Coordinator of Student Life, Mr. Tookes has advanced from a position he already held at CVCC. He previously served as an Enrollment Specialist in the CVCC Student Counseling department.  Lee graduated from Randolph College in May 2021, with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. Previously, he graduated from Thomas Dale High School in Chester, Virginia.

About his new position Tookes said, “I believe Central Virginia Community College possesses a special ability and duty to not only positively impact the lives of the students, staff, and faculty members but to also benefit the lives of individuals living in the community. I am so excited to be stepping into this new role at the college and hitting the ground running with overseeing club activities, coordinating events, and helping students flourish inside and outside of the classroom. I wholeheartedly believe this is going to be the start of something special at CVCC.”

For more information on community resources to help students contact Nadine Greene-Hicks at 434-832-7806 or see the CVCC Community Connections webpage at https://centralvirginia.edu/Student-Services/Community-Resources.  For questions regarding student activities, Lee Tookes can be reached at 434-832-7678. The Student Life webpage URL is https://centralvirginia.edu/Campus-Life/Student-Life.


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