NVTC THEA
Technology Higher Ed Alliance

Mission
As part of NVTC’s commitment to strengthen our region’s leadership in the areas of education, workforce and economic development, we established the NVTC “Technology Higher Education Alliance” (THEA) to connect, engage and advance the strategic objectives of the region’s higher education community.


The committee’s mission is to integrate higher education partners with technology employers to gain a better understanding of their workforce needs. As part of NVTC’s Board of Directors, the Alliance will convene quarterly to collaborate and discuss initiatives that align with NVTC’s mission to strengthen businesses in the technology community with skilled talent and drive economic growth in Commonwealth.

Objective
The Alliance will create a unique platform for the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities to increase collaboration, fast track strategic initiatives, and uncover teaming opportunities together with technology employers. The Alliance’s ultimate goal is to develop stronger educational programs to meet the workforce needs of the regional technology community.

Advisors
Jonathan Alger, James Madison University101119
Greg Baroni, Attain, LLC46895
Irma Becerra, Marymount University99591
Anne Kress, Northern Virginia Community College102415
Thomas LeBlanc, The George Washington University97226
Troy Paino, University of Mary Washington101121
Michael Rao, Virginia Commonwealth University73317
Katherine A. Rowe, William & Mary100566
James E. Ryan, University of Virginia100097
Timothy D. Sands, Virginia Tech86915
Jennifer Taylor, NVTC104095
Gregory Washington, George Mason University104336
Staff Liaisons
Supporting Sponsors