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RCC workforce head retires

Nancy Lloyd
Rappahannock Community College president Dr. Elizabeth Crowther has recently announced that Nancy Lloyd, RCC’s vice president of workforce development, will retire at the end of 2009.

“In her time at RCC,” said Crowther, “Nancy and the Workforce Development Office employees have developed programs to serve major employers in this region, have brought substantial grants to the college, and have reinforced the college’s reputation for being responsive to its community.”

When Lloyd decided to relocate to eastern Virginia in 2007, her intention was to retire at that time (from a similar position at Lord Fairfax Community College in Winchester, where she was named Outstanding Administrator of 2006-07 for her excellent work). But Dr. Crowther, who had worked with her at Lord Fairfax in previous years, talked her into accepting RCC’s workforce vice presidency because, as she said, the best way to get to know an area is to work there.

“And the next thing I knew, I was working again,” says Lloyd. “Sissy can be very persuasive. Looking back, she was right, and I’d like to thank her for doing that for me.”

As director of the Workforce Development Office, Lloyd doubled the number of individuals served by the office. Among the many projects she carried through were training programs for U.S. Navy personnel who must teach foreign troops to operate and repair American marine equipment, and for new employees at Canon Virginia’s Newport News facility. The latter program earned Canon’s “Vendor of the Year” award. “I am very proud that our team was selected to develop and deliver this training,” said Dr. Crowther, “and I am thrilled that Canon’s management felt the quality was outstanding.”

“I have really enjoyed my time at RCC, both professionally and personally,” says Lloyd. “Having the chance to work in the region has helped me to get to know many people, and to be integrated on all levels in the community where I now live.”

She and her husband are enthusiastic sailors, and plan to spend the first few months of her retirement sailing the Intercoastal Waterway from their home to Key West.

Taking Lloyd’s place is Jason Perry, formerly director of career-technical and adult education for the Gloucester County public school system. Lloyd’s work gives him a solid foundation upon which to build. “I think I only scratched the surface of all that can be done in workforce in this region,” said Lloyd. “There is great potential for future growth and partnerships.”

posted 12.16.2009

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