E. Clorisa Phillips

President at Virginia Intermont College

E. Clorisa Phillips

E. Clorisa Phillips

President at Virginia Intermont College

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E. Clorisa Phillips, Bristol, VA, ex officio

Dr. E. Clorisa Phillips is President of Virginia Intermont College, the first woman president in the College’s 128-year history. She also serves as Professor of Leadership and Public Service. Prior to arriving at Virginia Intermont in August 2010, Dr. Phillips worked for some 30 years at the University of Virginia where she amassed leadership experience in undergraduate admissions, human resources, special projects oversight, governmental relations, academic administration, and accreditation. During that time, she held numerous appointments to state, regional, and national advisory groups and committees. She has been a Trustee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and currently serves on the national-level Committee on Recognition for the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. In the local community, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the Bristol TN/VA United Way, and the Board of Directors of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. She is also a Rotarian. Dr. Phillips has a B.A. degree in government from the College of William and Mary, and M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in education from the University of Virginia.

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Virginia Intermont College

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President Emeritus at University of Virginia

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Liaison to the Board of Trustees at Virginia Intermont College

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Faculty Athletic Representative at Virginia Intermont College

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Top Management Official at Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation

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Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees at Virginia Intermont College

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Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees at Virginia Intermont College

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Virginia Intermont College, located in Bristol, Virginia, offers the warmth of a small town and the variety of a cosmopolitan area. Surrounded by a Tri-Cities area population of approximately 500,000, their campus of 585 gives students a comfortable atmosphere where close relationships form and flourish.Outdoor recreation opportunities abound with easy access to boating, hiking, rafting, biking and winter skiing. Bristol is the \"Birthplace of Country Music,\" and, as expected, has a lively music scene, including Rhythm and Roots - an annual music festival celebrating the region's musical heritage. Additionally, Bristol became a designated Virginia Main Street community in 2011.Their students are a diverse group with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Students from 26 states and three countries fill VI's campus.A student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1 ensures that everyone will know students name. They value uniqueness and individual worth and commit themselves to involving students in their spirit of community.Their students earn real world experience in a diverse array of degree programs from equine studies and photography and digital imaging to legal studies and theatre arts.They focus on intellectual freedom and foster a climate for an open exchange of ideas. Critical thinking, creativity, oral and written communication and cultural appreciation are central to the educational experience. VI strives to create an atmosphere conducive to intellectual, spiritual, aesthetic and professional development.

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Virginia Intermont College, located in Bristol, Virginia, offers the warmth of a small town and the variety of a cosmopolitan area. Surrounded by a Tri-Cities area population of approximately 500,000, their campus of 585 gives students a comfortable atmosphere where close relationships form and flourish.Outdoor recreation opportunities abound with easy access to boating, hiking, rafting, biking and winter skiing. Bristol is the \"Birthplace of Country Music,\" and, as expected, has a lively music scene, including Rhythm and Roots - an annual music festival celebrating the region's musical heritage. Additionally, Bristol became a designated Virginia Main Street community in 2011.Their students are a diverse group with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Students from 26 states and three countries fill VI's campus.A student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1 ensures that everyone will know students name. They value uniqueness and individual worth and commit themselves to involving students in their spirit of community.Their students earn real world experience in a diverse array of degree programs from equine studies and photography and digital imaging to legal studies and theatre arts.They focus on intellectual freedom and foster a climate for an open exchange of ideas. Critical thinking, creativity, oral and written communication and cultural appreciation are central to the educational experience. VI strives to create an atmosphere conducive to intellectual, spiritual, aesthetic and professional development.

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Appalachian College Association, Inc. ("the Association") was incorporated August 6, 1993, as a nonprofit organization primarily to serve people of the Appalachian region through higher education and related services. The Association is an organization of independent liberal arts institutions that provides expanded and enhanced learning opportunities to faculty, staff and students for the purpose of serving the educational and economic well-being of the people and communities of Central Appalachia. This educational consortium offers a variety of academic, research, scholarship, library and travel programs serving students, faculty and staff in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Association is an independent 501(c)(3) incorporated organization, governed by a board comprised of member institution presidents and an executive committee.

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