Throughout the fall, NOVA conducted comprehensive national search for the next Provost of our Woodbridge Campus. I am pleased today to announce that Dr. Richmond Hill will serve as NOVA’s Woodbridge Provost beginning January 3, 2023.
Dr. Hill holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from George Washington University, where his dissertation focused on the community college experience of Black male learners. He also holds a Master’s in Counselor Education and Bachelor’s in Psychology from North Carolina State University.
Dr. Hill is a long term Prince William County (PWC) resident and has held roles of increasing responsibility within the PWC Schools, beginning as a GED program coordinator and rising to become Director of Counseling, Supervisor of Student Assistance and Prevention Programs, and Supervisor for the District’s Secondary Counseling and Student Support Services—a position in which he was responsible for more than 150 counselors and 33 directors.
He has also held a number of roles at NOVA, including Counselor, Coordinator of Student Success, and Associate Vice President of Student Support Services. In this last position, he oversaw the following collegewide offices: Access and Accommodations; Wellness and Mental Health; Financial Stability and Advocacy; Title IX; Financial Aid; and Military Connected Student Services. Most recently, he has served with distinction as interim Provost of the Woodbridge Campus.
Dr. Hill has shown the commitment to community expected of a Campus Provost. He is a member of the current Leadership Prince William class, and he has served as Past-President of the Prince William Regional Counseling Association and the Greater Prince William Trauma Informed Care Network; and as a member of the PWC Schools Growing Our Own Advisory Board and Safe Schools Advisory Council. At the state-level, Dr. Hill has served as an Advisory Board Member of Project Hope Virginia, for the VA Homeless Education Office.
He has been honored with the PWC Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Local Hero Award; the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Minerva Community Service Award; Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s Man of the Year Award; and as the Counselor of the Year by both the Prince William Regional Counseling Association and the Virginia School Counseling Association.
Dr. Hill couples a commitment to inclusive excellence and student success with a strong and impressive background in developing and implementing an effective student-centered culture of care and support. Within a strong pool of candidates, he stood out for his vision for the Woodbridge Campus and how it could expand its reach in offering academic and economic opportunity to the community it serves. His grounding in PWC is an added bonus to the strong academic and professional background he will bring to the Provost position. I know you join me in welcoming Dr. Hill to this new role.
I thank Vice President Chad Knights and the members of the search committee for their diligence and dedication to the process—and am grateful to all of you who participated by meeting with the candidates, attending their presentations, and providing your feedback. Your active engagement greatly benefits our searches and our college.