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Former First Lady Anne Holton will become director of Great Expectations program in January

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Former Virginia First Lady Anne Holton (right back row) with Great Expectations students and coach at an Education Forum.

RICHMOND — Former Virginia First Lady Anne Holton is being hired by Virginia’s Community Colleges to work as the program director of the VCCS Great Expectations program.

The Great Expectations program began in 2008 to help the commonwealth’s current and former foster youth pursue and earn a postsecondary credential and is funded almost entirely by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE).

Read the full news release here.

And, the Richmond Times Dispatch featured the appointment in the news this morning.

Holton has been involved with Great Expectations since its inception and has been a featured speaker at Education Forums held for the program each year.

“I am a passionate fan of the Great Expectations program and of Virginia’s Community Colleges generally,” said Holton. “I am excited about the possibility of helping take the program to the next level. It has the potential to serve more young people and to serve them more effectively. It also has the potential to be a national model.”

The award-winning program has since served more than 1,000 students. Great Expectations is available at 16 of Virginia’s 23 community colleges.


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